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Cozy, Lakefront Log Cabin

Bracey, VA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps15
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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 dining 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 three 32-inch and two 50-inch flat screen TVs, cable, telephone, air conditioning, and heat.

Bedroom/sleeping Details:

* Bedroom One- Master (Second Floor)—1 Queen bed, with access to outside covered deck and bathroom.

* Bedroom Two—(Third Floor Loft)—1 Queen bed, one twin bed

* Bedroom Three—(Third Floor)—1 Queen bed and 1 toddler bed with direct access to bathroom

* One queen pull out on second floor living space

* One high quality, queen, blowup mattress is included. There is plenty of floor space available, if you’d like to bring additional air mattresses.

* Convertible couch on bottom level that can be used as additional sleeping space for 2 adults

* Full couch on second floor living space

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 five 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.


Gail Cox or Jennifer Thomas

Member Since 2014
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Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Gail Cox or Jennifer Thomas

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 Gail Cox or Jennifer Thomas chose Bracey

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.

What makes this House unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Access to side deck and bathroom.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Access to bathroom
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 1 child bed, Loft Bedroom
      • Living Space
        1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed, Queen sleeper sofa, 2 twin beds (bunk bed)
      • Other Sleeping Accommodations
        1 queen, 2 double, 1 queen air mattress, 2 double air mattresses


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

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


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • 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.
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                          Two fireplaces.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                          Three living room areas, so plenty of space for all.
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Dishes are provided, with 30+ place settings. Great for large family gatherings.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Staple items (such as spices and condiments) are provided.
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  There is also a dining room, with a dining room table with seating for 10.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 14 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                      Two DVD players
                                    • Games
                                      Including the family favorite 'Catch Phrase'
                                    • 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.
                                    • Video Games
                                    • Video Library


                                        • 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.
                                        • 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.
                                        • 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.


                                            • smoking allowed
                                              Outside only please.


                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              33 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Scott P.

                                                              The pictures of the place are no justice to this beautiful home. The details put into the home leave you speechless. This is most relaxing trip wife and I have taken. We will definitely be back!!

                                                              A once in a lifetime home getaway

                                                              Grecia P.

                                                              Beautiful and an unforgettable stay. It was a short trip for all of us, but we couldn’t have had enough of it. The log cabin was cozy with the amount of space for our friends and their dogs. Most mornings we appreciated the view from the lake, although it was cold, but never hurts to bundle up for such a scenery. I was impressed with the variety of utensils, pots and pans the kitchen offered, since every meal we had someone was ready to cook. The owner offers linens for everyone to use, but we all brought our own to use which made it very easy to put away after leaving and not have to use their laundry or their linens. If it wasn’t for their fire pit outside, the swings/chairs, the corn hole game and the cute lighting, we would’ve never given it a chance to enjoy nature, this was our go to most evenings. Thank you again for allowing us to stay in your home. Hope to book again next year!

                                                              Beautiful in the Fall ~

                                                              Sandra C.

                                                              We loved meeting at the Hobo Haven for our family reunion--what a stunning setting! One of the best moments was waking up early and watching the fog drift from the lake, as geese flew into pink clouds of the sunrise...

                                                              Even if you rent in the fall or winter, still be sure to bring bug spray and arrive early to get your "lay of the land" by turning on lamps and gathering supplies for dinner. I would also not plan on a cook-out (as we did) because the grill is un-serviceable. Thankfully, we could still prepare our picnic meal inside.

                                                              Please note that windows cannot be opened (which does prevent spider-visitors) but as a result, folks with asthma might be a little uncomfortable, as the house can be a bit musty.

                                                              I suggest that you go ahead and pay the $50 for laundry fee--it's a lot to try and get all of the housekeeping details done on the morning of departure...

                                                              Rosemont Winery is just a short drive away, and this lakeside setting is truly beautiful~!

                                                              The property was beautiful! Loved all the porches :)

                                                              Erin Z.Greenville, NC

                                                              We spent the first part of the week at the lake with just us and our two boys. Our extended family and friends came for the weekend and we exchanged vows on Saturday. It was perfect. The house served all our needs. The view was beautiful and we had an amazing time. Some of our guests asked for information on the house because they wanted to rent it in the future. We are looking forward to future trips to this beautiful home

                                                              Beautiful Location for a Wedding

                                                              Kim P.

                                                              The home is absolutely beautiful. The grounds is gorgeous and the scenery is perfect! My daughters wedding was all that she dreamed. The family was very accommodating and helpful.

                                                              My family all want to come back and spend their vacation here one day.

                                                              Thank you for a Wonderful Memories

                                                              Amazing cabin on the water!!

                                                              Julian B.Raleigh, NC

                                                              We had an incredible weekend with friends! We can't say enough about this place. Looking forward to coming back with the family. Thank you so much for the memories!!


                                                              Bracey, VA, USA

                                                              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)

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