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Cozy, Lakefront Log Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 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.

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Bracey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

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Cozy, Lakefront Log Cabin
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

A once in a lifetime home getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Beautiful in the Fall ~

  • 4 of 5

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~!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, NC

The property was beautiful! Loved all the porches :)

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Beautiful Location for a Wedding

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Amazing cabin on the water!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Carolina

Unique charming house that sits perfectly on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a long Christmas weekend at this wonderful home. The house is lovely - rustic and elegant at the same time. The house has character and a unique charm.

There are so many things we liked about the house --

Many gathering spaces inside the house

Well stocked kitchen

Terrific outdoor spaces with many porches and patios

A multi-level dock with built in seating

Easy access to the interstate

Large drive with plenty of parking

Nice large yard

House sits at the end of dead end road

Lake views from most rooms

We enjoyed our stay and loved this house!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gail Cox or Jennifer Thomas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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.


Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
South Hill, Gasburg
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
South Hill, Henrico
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
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)




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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