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Spectacular 5 Bedroom Lake Gaston Home on Large Sheltered Cove

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Located on the Dogwood Branch of Pea Hill Creek, this extremely spacious 5 bedroom home sits on a beautiful flat point lot with 400ft of bulkheaded waterfront. This area has some of the clearest water in all of Lake Gaston with a firm sandy bottom. The gently sloping beach lets youngsters play safely at the edge while the 7ft+ depth at the end of the dock lets the more adventurous jump off the roof of the boat house. Bring your own boat (the neighborhood has a private boat ramp within walking distance) and park it on the boat lift. Because it is sheltered, the cove is one of the most popular areas on the lake for wakeboarding, waterskiing and wake surfing. Even if you don't do this yourself, its fun to watch the pros doing flips and spins. There is a single jet ski lift available along with anchored buoys to tie up 3 more jet skis. Two kayaks and a small sunfish sailboat are also available for your use, along with a number of towable tubes and life jackets for water-based fun.

The airy house has 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms, and comfortably sleeps 16. The huge main living room has a two story cathedral ceiling and a wall of windows providing a spectacular view of the lake. The large kitchen has a central island perfect for breakfast and entertaining. There is a dining room that can seat 10-12 people, but you will eat most of your meals outside on the deck soaking in the view. Covered areas on each side of the deck let you enjoy the outdoors even when the weather is not co-operating. The master bedroom is on this main floor with queen sized bed and attached full bathroom.

Three bedrooms are upstairs, all with high cathedral ceilings. One has a queen size bed and one has a queen and two bunk beds. The third has a king sized bed and a day bed with pull out trundle bed. The bedrooms share a full bathroom.

The fifth bedroom is in the fully finished basement and has a queen bed and two bunk beds with attached full bathroom. Most of the spacious basement is equipped as a fantastic game room with pool table, darts and table tennis and a sitting area with large TV.

Other amenities: High speed Internet with WiFi (even extending down to the dock). Time-Warner cable and AppleTVs with Amazon Primer, Netflix and HBO Now. Multiple sound systems on the deck and dock use Apple Airplay so you can stream music from your phone.

Are you a fisherman? This area of Pea Hill Creek has some of the best fishing on Lake Gaston. During the spring you can watch the bass bedding all around the waterfront due to the clear water and sandy bottom. A green LED light strip under the dock attracts shad and bluegills and so bass and catfish hang out there too. Watch the bass cruising under the dock and see if you can catch them!

Planning a Wedding? The relatively flat lot, fantastic water view and privacy of the property make this a great location for small to medium sized weddings. Now, due to the extra wear and tear on the property, we do charge a premium and require a minimum 7 night stay. You get the house for a week for $4,500 in the summer (from Memorial Day to Labor Day), or $3,500 the rest of the year. Plan ahead and rent the house next door to have an entire point for your own private use.

More Details

Kevin Kendall
Member since: 2017
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:
April 23, 2018

About Kevin Kendall

We are a professional couple based out of Cary, NC that own a small software business. We first started coming to the lake when one of our parents bought a small place on the main lake. We would often come back into this cove to find quiet water to wakeboard with our two kids. We'd always admired this house and one day found it for sale. A quick look around at other properties for sale confirmed our feelings that this one was special and so we bought it in 2007. We've started renting it only since 2016 since our kids are away at University (Georgia Tech and UNC Chapel Hill) and don't get home as much as they would like. We typically only rent it for a few weeks each year, mostly corresponding to family vacations or work commitments. While the rental money certainly helps us to upgrade our own traveling experience, we also enjoy sharing the experience of living at what we believe is one of the nicest locations on the lake.

Kevin Kendall purchased this house in 2007

Why Kevin Kendall chose Henrico

We used to come wake boarding in this cove whenever we needed some quiet water. The cove is sheltered and has some of the clearest water on the lake with a nice sandy bottom that we would stand on sometimes. We'd always admired the house and its location and one day we were passing by and saw a for sale sign. After quickly checking another 20 places for sale on the lake to make sure this really was the one, we went ahead and bought it. One of the best decisions we ever made!


Henrico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Spectacular 5 Bedroom Lake Gaston Home on Large Sheltered Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

The house and view was spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

The owner went above and beyond to make our family's Christmas celebration a very special memory!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Location was beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at this property. Very well laid out for a group and spacious! Kids loved the basement with all of the games. Boat house was very comfortable, boat ramp very close. Hopefully we will be back soon! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lucky owner says it all

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and description of this property do not do it justice pretty much sums up my review. If you want to stay to stay in the house of your dreams located on as nice a location on a lake as you can imagine, book this place now. Never had to contact Kevin during the stay as he kept me well informed before ever leaving my house. Plenty of places for fishing between the great pier and the 400 feet of bulkhead that encompasses this property. We had a great time and hope you will have us back. To answer your question Kevin 50 plus fish in this short trip was great and will be back to catch some bigger ones,

Thanks again,


  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous property, gorgeous location, highly responsive owners. Could not find a fault and would come again in a heartbeat! Thank you :)

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House & lake are great!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Lake Gaston and this house was perfect for our 10 family members. View of lake was beautiful and we ate lots of meals from the balcony. Slope to lake was very gentle and dock was great for our boat & jet ski. We really enjoyed our visit and hope to return!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gold standard of lake living right here

  • 5 of 5

What can I say. I grew up on lakes in NY finger lake region and later in life in Austin, TX. I can now say that Lake Gaston and specifically this property has raised the bar for everything that I have seen. I almost don't want to write this so I can have a chance of booking this property in the future. Huge lot, extra large basement/gameroom, exceptional master bathroom, nice landscaping, privacy, large deck, clean lake with sandy bottom, perfect location on the cove where it's calm but close to gas stations and the main part of lake, quick boat ride to Wobble Island which is the main tie-up/party spot on the lake....I could go on. I shall return!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Linens Towels + Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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