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EASTER BLAST SPECIAL on Lake Gaston ( 3 night stay one night FREE)

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3,00 sq. ft., 3 levels, 5 BR, 3 baths, sleeper chair in loft, toddler bed

SUNDAY TO SUNDAY RENTALS ONLY DURING PEAK SEASON. Log cabin offers three levels, all with spectacular views of Main Lake. The main level offers an open floor plan with high ceilings. Lots of windows and hardwood floors throughout. The main level has an open floor plan with kitchen/dining/living room with granite gas fireplace, large flat screen TV, Blu-Ray Smart DVD player, full bath with tub and two bedrooms ,one bedroom w/queen bed, the second bedroom has a set of bunk beds, a daybed w/pop-up trundle and a full size futon. The main level has a large wrap-around deck with two patio dining tables, wrap around sofa & ottoman, two swivel rocking chairs, and gas grill. Upper level has loft area w/sleeper chair, master bedroom with king size bed & youth bed, and full bath with shower. The lower level has a large game room with professional pool table, custom granite bar, sectional sofa, flat screen TV, full size refrigerator, commercial ice maker, two bedrooms w/queen beds and full bath w/tub. All bedrooms have televisions with Direct TV. The basement level has slate floors throughout. The walk-out basement has a patio ample seating, a swinging rope chair and rope hammock. The rental price is based for a maximum of fifteen (15) persons. An ADDITIONAL CHARGE of one hundred dollars ($100.00) PER PERSON per week (or $25 per person per day) . The boathouse/dock has rope lighting, ladder, storage closet with beach chairs and floats. THREE KAYAKS AND ONE CANOE INCLUDED FOR YOUR FUN AND RECREATION. The property is located on deep water for boating, swimming and diving from pier. The semi-private sandy beach features a graduated sandy bottom which is excellent for small children to swim and play. SUNDAY TO SUNDAY rentals are WEEKLY ONLY during PEAK SEASON. FOR LARGE FAMILY REUNIONS, WEDDINGS OR FILM LOCATIONS, please call for pricing. Pet fee is $100 PER PET.

Rose Marie Lee
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Rose Marie Lee

My family and I purchased the property in 1970. Because of abundance of crows in the area and the dam is visible from the property, hence the name "The Dam Crows Nest". Until 2012 there was a 60' house trailer located on the adjacent property. I was originally from Virginia Beach, but moved to Wilmington, DE for seventeen years and moved back to Virginia Beach in 2014. My grown kids and I decided to build the cabin in 2011. My oldest son did all the tile, slate and stonework in the house and my other son built the deck. My forte is decorating. I hope you will enjoy our "Little Piece of Heaven" and will come back year after year.

Rose Marie Lee purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Rose Marie Lee chose Henrico

We were invited to a friend's cabin just around the corner. We fell in love with the lake. Before the weekend was over we we knew we wanted our own place. We were shown this 1-1/2 acre property and fell in love with it. The property is located on a large point on Main Lake which wraps around to a private sandy cove beach. The log cabin main floor has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other has a set of bunk beds and a daybed with pop-up trundle (total 4 twins) and a futon (double bed size). Washer and drier located on main level. The master bedroom on the third level has a king bed and a low youth bed, and a sofa chair in the loft. The walk-out basement floor has a built-in granite bar, regulation pool table, televisions, sectional sofa, extra full size frig., full bath, two bedrooms, both with queens. The entire basement has slate floors. The basement level patio has a picnic table and seating. Cook out on the propane grill while enjoying the beautiful view off the large deck on the main level. Pet friendly! Sunday to Sunday In Season. 1 King, 3 Queens, 5 Twins, Futon (double) and a Youth Bed (sheet provided) & a single size inflatable mattress. Pillows and blankets provided. Storage cabinet with additional pillows and blankets. Four bedrooms have flat screen televisions. The bunkbed room has a standard television that has cable and plays VHS and DVD's. Main floor living area has a Blu-Ray Smart DVD player.

What makes this cabin unique

The boat house and pier has a view beautiful view of Main Lake and the dam and is located on deep water. The perimeter of the boat house has led rope lightening. The boat house also has one-of-a- kind special led colored lighting. There is nothing like it on the lake. A tall led light on the boat house roof lights the cove and surrounding water for evening swimming or fishing. There are also two fire pits where you can chat and roast marshmallows. There is also a regulation horseshoe pit. Rope hammock and rope chair for lounging on the bottom floor patio.


Henrico Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Ceramic tile tub inclosure, vanity top & floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Basement bath has granite tub area & vanity, slate floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bath has ceramic tile vanity, shower, & floor.
  • All bathrooms have custom tile or granite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Basement level
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Basement level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft area has a sleeper chair. Not for small child.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , daybed with pop-up trundle, double bed size futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 child bed , low youth bed has crib size mattress & sheet provided
  • Bedrooms on main level and third floor level have hardwood floors. The bedrooms on basement level have slate floors. The loft area has a sleeper chair, but is not suitable for small children because it is very close to the railing when open. Will sleep 15 people in beds plus a small child's bed in the master bedroom. There is also a inflatable bed in the living room cabinet. ADDITION PER PERSON CHARGE OVER 15 PEOPLE.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional charge for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, 4th of July weeks/weekends. Additional charge WEDDINGS, FAMILY REUNIONS , or LARGE PARTIES. Beautiful LOCATION for the FILM INDUSTRY. CALL FOR SPECIAL PRICING!!


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EASTER BLAST SPECIAL on Lake Gaston ( 3 night stay one night FREE)
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Amazing all around!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing stay here! The house was perfect for our family (there were 13 of us), the views were incredible, and the 2 major hits: the sandy beach area for the kids and the big deck/table area for us to eat all our meals together. The kitchen has every tool you can possibly need which made our cooking more enjoyable. Rose Marie was so easy to talk to you and answered all my questions timely and clearly. Don't hesitate booking this place, you will love it!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Nice property. Well maintained.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding place at Lake Gaston!!!

  • 5 of 5

Dam Crows Nest is truly an outstanding place to rent at Lake Gaston. It had everything we needed ........and more! The interior of the house is very well laid out, well furnished and well maintained. We had our three grandkids there and they invited some of their friends. While they were not alll there on the same nights, on one day there were 12 kids there ranging in age from 11 to 18. There was space for everyone with the boys taking over the bottom level and the girls using the main level. The view of the lake was "picture postcard." A short walk brought you to a sandy beach area and the boathouse and dock. The owner had kayaks and a canoe that we could use in addition to the boat and jet skis that we brought. All of this kept the kids in the water all day! Rose Marie, owner, was a joy to work with. She responded immediately when I sent in my initial rental inquiry. She then kept in touch throughout the process leading up to our rental week. And once we arrived and had questions, she was available by phone to answer our questions. She made us feel that she was really happy that we were staying in her home and she wanted to be certain that we felt at home and had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. We had a great week weather wise. We definitely plan to return next summer and we have nothing but positive things to say about our experience at Dam Crows Nest.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great place on Lake Gaston. Had everything we needed.....and more! Owner, Rose Marie, was very easy to work with. We plan to return in 2018.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and made for vacation

  • 5 of 5

House and property were ready when we arrived. Nice kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable furniture and room to spread out. Outside deck has great views of the lake. Dock is perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Rented a boat from Stonehouse Timber Lodge and they were great to deal with (only place we found rented skis and tubes). There were six of us and we all had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental for large families

  • 5 of 5

Having owned a vacation home at Lake Gaston for 11 years (sold in 2015), and entertaining my large family, I knew what I was looking for when it was time to go back to the lake. We recently stayed at The Dam Crows Nest and it was a great experience. The owner, Rose Marie, was great to work with before and during our stay at her very well appointed home. We had 3 generations of family there ranging in ages of 30-80.

The three things that were very important for our group were:

1. Easy access to the dock with not too much slope (mobility issues)

2. Sandy beach area to launch water toys (sailboat, paddleboards etc)

3. A great view of the lake from the house and dock area.

This home met that criteria very well.

This home was appointed with everything a family would need for a great vacation at the lake. The décor is modern and tasteful and the kitchen is well stocked with the tools to prepare meals. Multiple seating areas both indoors and out allowed us to have some space to ourselves when we wanted to read. Especially enjoyable was the loft area outside the master bedroom that provided a great view of the lake.

Highly recommend this home for vacationing at the lake!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Halifax Regional
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Lakehouse Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Country Club Shores
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Rt. 46 is approx. 4 mi. it takes you to I-95
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
The Lakehouse Bar & Grill
Car: necessary

Bingo at the Fire Station, Local Flea Market, Food Lion, Pharmacy, Boat Ramp nearby, Churches nearby, Washburn's Marina, Dollar General, putt-putt golf, winery.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $225
Tax Rate 7.5%

Labor Day Week Rate is $3,500 A pet fee of $100 PER PET applies. ALL PETS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE OWNER BEFORE BOOKING. Dogs must be 50 lbs. or less in weight and must be treated with flea/tick treatment (3) days before arrival. Pets are NOT ALLOWED ON THE FURNITURE OR BEDS AT ANY TIME or an extra cleaning fee will be charged. Excess pet hair must be cleaned by guest or an extra cleaning fee will be charged. Dog waste must be cleaned from the property. Cats must be declawed.Towels are not provided. You may rent them for $75.00 RENTAL/laundry fee. Sheets are provided. Washer and dryer is provided. Paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, and laundry detergent are not supplied. House comes fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, crock pot, silverware, griddle, Keurig, 2 coffee pots, mixer, 2 blenders, kitchen utensils, and much more. Use of propane grill is authorized, but you must turn propane handle off when not in use and CLEANED before departure. No reservations will be confirmed or held until we receive the signed/initialed/dated contract by mail with enclosed refundable security/damage deposit check in the amount of $500.00. All checks are to be made out to Rose Marie Lee and mailed to Rose Marie Lee, 701 Nottingham Dr., VA Beach, VA 23452. The security deposit and signed/initialed/dated contract must be received within five (5) days to secure your dates. The 50% advance rental payment is due 90 days prior to your arrival date. The balance in full is due 60 days prior to arrival date. Before departure the house must be left in the SAME CLEAN condition it was found at check-in. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day and Labor Day require a 4 night minimum stay. Weddings and large family reunions have an additional cost of $500 to the listed rate(s). Please call for film location availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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