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We stayed at Summer Shade for a week that ended way too soon. The house was perfectly suited to those who like indoors or outdoors. The indoor activities ranged from pool, foosball, Nintendo and multiple board games. The kitchen was well stocked with any appliance a gourmet cook would need.. My daughter enjoyed making waffles for everyone several times for breakfast.
For the outdoor person, too many options to list. we paddle boarded, floated on floats, cannon balled off the dock and used the giant splash pad for hours everyday. My son and daughter in law used the kayak to go out further in the lake to fish and managed to get quite a few catch and releases.
I would recommend the rental of a pontoon boat if all possible. We rented one for our whole stay and was the highlight of the trip. The house location is perfect on a quiet cove that allowed easy access to the dock.
Another wonderful thing to mention is stores and restaurants are very close by. We had people coming and going so we made a trip to Food Lion almost everyday. The pizza place nearby was quite good and jammed packed, good to know.
I’ve stayed at many VRBO’s and would like to say the owner of Summer Shade was very attentive but not overly so, (perfect for me). He called to discuss some construction issues before we left and called later to see if we had any issues. The only issue I had was leaving all my jewelry behind on the mantle and not realizing until I was home, 3 1/2 hrs.away. He offered to mail them to me which was a generous offer. Thankfully my daughter only lives 1 hr away so retrieving my jewelry was easier.
The planning into making Summer Shade a great vacation home was obviously well thought out. It is certainly my go to Lake Gaston choice.