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Lake Gaston French Country Mansion/Luxury Estate - Sleeps 42!

Sleeps42
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Space 1,114 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights

Overview

About the property

11BR, 6-1/2BA, Brick, 600FT of Main Lake Shoreline for sunrise & sunset views!

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

Approximately 12,000 SF luxury home filled with everything needed to just relax & enjoy lake living on private point lot of cul-de-sac! See morning sunrises or evening sunsets from all windows--you choose! With THREE wet bars inside and ONE at poolside pavilion, this home is sure to please! Expansive great room fireplace and cat walk railing add french country elegance and finishes, just right to tone down the formal interior, giving it class & comfort for a more casual atmosphere, perfect for the lake life!

With these 'subtle' custom features, it still has all the amenities expected in a mansion like this. HUGE master suite on main floor with King sized bed, luxurious bath with jacuzzi, urinal & separate water closets; main floor bunk room (single over double bed); writing table in master bedroom overlooks pool side & main lake deck for glorious AM sunrises! Expansive great room with oversized stone fireplace from floor to ceiling, encompassing 1/3 of the wall adjacent to the kitchen and lakeside decks, separate wet bar with built-in wine cooler (all open to lakeside windows for best views!), custom culinary kitchen stocked with all your cooking needs (with two sets of buffet style server systems, crock pots, griddle for pancakes) with room for all (includes gas cooktop, microwave & wall oven with warming drawer, Bunn commercial coffee station) with wide view to main lake across the dining room & great room; half bath powder room; laundry room featuring front load washer & dryer; great room leads out to lakeside decks on the main lake & double boathouse & sun deck, pool and pavilion area! Second floor boasts three master suites with heavenly sunrises and sunsets & one additional sleeping room with double queen beds, game room with solid wood cabinetry, granite tops, wet bar & original Limited Edition Brunswick pool table & foosball table, hallway book case with a selection of books for reading enthusiasts & small book case in sleeping room located off the game room with select children's books (Nancy Drew series & others); two other master suites on this floor offer lakeside deck private lakeside stair entry from the poolside patio and lakeside decks, nicely situated across entire side to allow unobscured views of the main lake, cove, pool & pavilion. Lower level interior offers full wet bar with commercial ice machine, full-size Viking refrigerator, a third laundry room complete with heavy duty extra capacity washer & dryer, full bath, open gym area equipped with two commercial tread mills, air hockey table, an incredible surround sound system in theater room (wide 125" screen) with Lane recliners (luxurious seating for minimum of 8 adults & additional floor space for children to lounge around on the carpeted flooring), two bedrooms (one with no windows for late nighters & another with main lake sunset view), covered patio leading to salt water pool, concrete patio & covered pool pavilion lakeside--with wet bar, commercial beverage refrigerator for keeping your beverages just right & granite countertops & hickory cabinets, ceiling fans, lighting, stereo system (phone & iPod compatible), and comfortable seating or lounging for hours of leisurely entertainment while relaxing outside, overlooking the lake & double boathouse with sun deck! Canoes are provided for your leisure, and two boat lifts for easy lake access. Sit back & relax with your favorite beverage while the kids enjoy the slide! Or relax while reading a book or playing a game or cards, either inside or out! Lower level lakeside deck offers covered gas fire pit for simplicity & comfort seasonally on cool evenings!

Penthouse suite on top floor hosts large suite with open kitchen/dining & bedroom and panoramic views that span several miles down the main lake, also with private kitchen equipped with all appliances including dishwasher & assortment of cooking utensils, large bath with separate water closet & walk-in tiled shower & separate laundry room with heavy duty extra capacity washer & dryer.

Home offers total of 11 bedrooms (includes two undesignated sleeping areas) with sleeping arrangements for 42 individuals, 6-1/2 baths (all but one with tiled walk-in showers). Features: Oversized tiled shower located in main floor master bath, THREE laundry rooms, lakeside covered decks on main & 2nd levels with concrete lower covered patio leading to pool & outside covered pavilion area! Hardwood floors throughout main house, mix of hardwood & carpet in upper penthouse suite for comfort & sound control below, ceramic tile throughout basement for durability & cleaning ease, & flatscreen LED TVs placed throughout each floor. Circle drive & parking deck combine for ample parking for all. Relax and enjoy the outdoors, while the 'chef of the day' cooks on the GOURMET gas grill (which includes piped in gas line for convenience) or in the culinary gourmet kitchen located on main floor deck with ample seating for all!

Lower level is also furnished nicely with entertainment & relaxation in mind, from the AMAZING theater room, great room with oversized wet bar snack and card tables, to the tread mills and air hockey game! Double boathouse offers large open sun deck & lake side deck with two boat slips for your boating convenience while you enjoy your vacation!

We are located on the main lake of Lake Gaston just past mile marker 21--when you see the large island in the middle of the lake, look for our property on the northwest side--the deep water side!

For boat and lake rentals, contact Holly Grove Marina or Poplar Pointe Watersports in Bracey (5-10 minutes away), or check out other boat rentals & local attractions at www.lakegastonchamber.com.

What does our property offer differently from other rentals?

1) Here everyone can stay together under one roof WITH WATER VIEWS FROM ALL ROOMS WITH AT LEAST ONE WINDOW, enjoy waking up, cooking, eating, hanging out & socializing together for the duration of your stay! So be prepared to just lounge around, doing whatever you want…together! No carpooling required--everyone's already here!

2) There is something to entertain everyone: From the boathouse to the lake to the pool to the game room to the theater room to the poolside pavilion wet bar & the lower level bar & hot tub (Seasonal) or fire pit--you don't have to try to figure out where everyone can gather or what is there to do!

3) Games and puzzles are located throughout the property in closets.

4) A library (actually a bookcase full) of books located on the second floor contains various collections of books, for reading enthusiasts or lazy days!

5) Each level thoughtfully features full length wall mirrors & additional wall mirrors for convenience: most bedrooms have one full length mirror in each of them, with additional mirrors placed at select locations throughout the estate.

6) An eight person Blacksburg lakeside hot tub is located on the lower level patio (operates seasonally, September through April)! Seating 8 persons with 112 jets to provide five individual adjustable hydrotherapy zones for unmatched relaxation.

Relax just outside the lower level bar on the deck overlooking the beautiful shores of Lake Gaston's main lake!

7) Our property fills quickly, so don't delay in booking your grand vacation! This will be the vacation your family talks about for years to come! We have several repeat guests!

Just call to discuss plans for your perfect summer vacation, inquire about local attractions & events (calendar of annual events can be emailed for your review) & we will get you scheduled. Once you've been here for your first visit, I'm sure you'll reserve & come back next year!

If I might make one suggestion for a comfortable, leisurely week of true vacationing, which became & remains a standard tradition for us after a few visits to Lake Gaston: when several families vacation together, have each family plan, prepare & provide meals for one day; then save the leftovers for later in the week for snacking. It has worked out wonderfully well for us for years, allowing everyone to prepare & present their favorite dish or delicacy for all, while preventing unnecessary & repeat trips to the grocery store during our vacation. This allowed us all time to just have fun on the water & not even think about 'what's for dinner' or 'who's cooking?!'

For the sports enthusiast, Lake Gaston offers a wake boarding school on the lake--this may require scheduling or prior reservations (owned by none other than the infamous Adam Fields-AF Wake, Inc.); annual local area events sponsored by the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce are sure to delight all: Memorial Day weekend brings the Battle of the BBQ at the Lake Gaston Chamber, June brings wine festivals (Rosemont Winery is approx five miles away, with wine tours, outdoor festivals & more.

In summary, the covered pavilion, conveniently accessible from the lower level floor or the front parking area sidewalk & with stairs to the main & second levels, offers comfortable seating for 20-30 people easily at the tables & the tiered bar, all while keeping all your beverages cool within an easy distance of your pool &/or lake side gatherings! This way no one has to worry about stocking the cooler & dragging it out to the pool--all with your convenience in mind! Oh yes, there is also a stereo system (compatible with most phones) located under the pavilion for radio stations &/or all your favorite tunes!

Telephone (landline) is available with intercom to five locations, for ease in keeping everyone informed of plans!

NOTE: Local and distant (live-in) Chef service is available for hire for meal preparation with advance appointment! Home owner has contact information if your party requires additional resources.

Call for any questions! We look forward to your visit!

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Owner
Dora Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Bracey, Virginia

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1114 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 42
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 7: Basement - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite, ceramic tile floor
    Bathroom 6: Penthouse - toilet , shower , Granite, ceramic tile floor, tiled walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2: Main Floor - toilet , Granite; ceramic tile floor, off great room beside wet bar
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Granite, ceramic tile, tiled walk-in shower
    Bathroom 4: 2nd Floor - toilet , shower , Granite, ceramic tile floor, ceramic tiled walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3: 2nd Floor - toilet , shower , Granite, ceramic tile floor, ceramic tiled walk-in shower
    Bathroom 1: Main Floor Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Granite, double sinks & tiled walk-in shower
  • Six (6) each full baths and one (1) each half bath are strategically placed throughout this luxury home, all with ceramic tile floors, granite countertops; ceramic tiled showers and double vanity countertops in all upper bathrooms and fiberglass tub on lower level! Main floor master bath features multiple shower heads (some are disabled to minimize water overflow) in over-sized walk-in tiled shower, huge dressing area with double sink vanities with granite and two separate private water closets. Lower level offers luxurious shower with built-in comfort seat! NOTE: INSURANCE REQUIRES THAT WATER IS TURNED OFF TO ALL INDOOR JACUZZI TUBS. POOL & HOT TUB ARE AVAILABLE SEASONALLY. (POOL IN SUMMER, HOT TUB IN WINTERTIME).
Bedrooms:
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 42
  • Bedroom 3: 2nd Floor - 1 king , Sleeps 2: Master suite overlooking pool and lakeside!
    Bedroom 4: 2nd Floor - 2 queen , Sleeps 4: Two each QN Beds
    Bedroom 5: 2nd Floor - 1 king , Sleeps 2: Master suite w/separate full bath & tiled shower
    Bedroom 6: 2nd Floor - 2 queen , Sleeps 4: 2 QN beds
    Bedroom 9: Basement - 2 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 7: 2 EA QN, 1 EA single bunk over double bunk
    Bedroom 10: Basement - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 6: 2 EA QN, 1 sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 7: Upstairs Penthouse - 1 queen , Sleeps 2: 1 each QN Bed
    Bedroom 8: Upstairs Penthouse - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 6: 2 QN beds, 1 sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 11 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2: 1 QN Bed, desk, sitting area
    Bedroom 1: Main Floor - 1 king , King Bed Sleeps Two!
    Bedroom 2: 1st Floor - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 3: Shared bath w/large tiled shower, on poolside
  • Lake views from any window! You can see the lake from practically everywhere in this home! The lake wraps around our property, making the view delightful from all angles! NOTE: Bedroom configurations are available. MAXIMUM 40 PERSONS sleeping in beds & queen sofa beds. All floors are available for you & your guests. Estate features 11 bedrooms/sleeping areas for ample sleeping & entertaining for your family! MAIN FLOOR: Master bedroom (BR 1) with king sized bed, shares bath with Bedroom 2 (Dbl bunk & single bunk). 2nd FLOOR: Bedrooms 3, 4, 5, 6: BR 3 has king bed with private bath; BR 4 has 2 EA QN beds with private bath; BR 5 has King bed with private bath (bath is open to game room); BR 6 has 2 EA QN beds. Penthouse: BR 7,8,11 all share ONE bath & kitchen, great room; BR 7 is private w/QN bed; BR 8 is open on main floor (2 QNs & sofa bed); BR 11 is private w/2 QNs; Basement: BR 9 & 10: Both share 1 bath, great room, huge bar, game room, tread mills & air hockey
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
This home offers all the good stuff: from the gourmet main floor kitchen, to the ultimate theater room with 125'' widescreen display with 1000 watt dynamic surround sound, to the salt pool with lakeside covered pavilion (with wet bar) & the eight person hot tub located on the main lakeside lower deck (operates seasonally), to the private gym with professional tread mills, to the game room with Brunswick pool table AND MORE - NOTHING BUT THE BEST EXISTS HERE FOR YOUR ULTIMATE VACATION! COME ENJOY LAKE GASTON IN LUXURIOUS SPLENDOR FOR A WEEK OR FOR A LIFETIME! WHAT A WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE LAKE--IN THE LARGEST HOME ON THE WATER--WITH ULTIMATE VIEWS FROM EVERY ANGLE OF THE HOME & PROPERTY OF BOTH THE MAIN LAKE & COVE SURROUNDING THE PROPERTY! UPON ENTRY OF THE DRIVE AT FIRST GLIMPSE THE SPLENDOR & AMENITIES OF THIS PLACE WILL CAPTIVATE YOU & KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED THROUGHOUT YOUR VISIT! Come & create memories for a lifetime! Owner is licensed Builder & Realtor….to help fulfill your dreams!

Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
KAVC - South Hill, VA
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Flip Flops - by land or water
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Four local golf courses within 5-20 minutes
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Petersburg, VA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-85
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Top This Pizza - delivery - alcohol included
Nearest Ski
Lake Gaston...off the dock and boathouse!!
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: recommended

Lake Gaston is one of the remaining truly outstanding fresh water lakes in the country! It is over 20,000 acres of "high quality" water, 34 miles long, and approximately 1-1/2 miles wide at the lower end of the lake. Lake Gaston offers 350 miles of shoreline for your fresh water lake and sports enjoyment, whether you favor water sports, fishing, kayaking or just watching breath-taking sunrises and sunsets and wildlife from the dining room, pool or one of the lakeside decks.

Lake Gaston begins on the western end at Kerr Dam, built in 1953 for flood control. Below Lake Gaston is Roanoke Rapids Lake, a smaller lake built in 1955 for hydroelectric power. The Gaston Dam was completed in 1963, and Lake Gaston borders the counties of Mecklenburg and Brunswick in Virginia and Warren, Halifax and Northampton in North Carolina. Normal height of the water is 201 feet above sea level and by regulation the water depth may vary only one foot plus or minus from the normal level except in case of emergency. And with virtually no pollution, the water is almost drinkable without treatment.

Lake Gaston is well stocked with game fish: striped bass or rock fish, large mouth bass, crappie, sunfish and several varieties of catfish. Other species of fish sometimes caught are walleye, yellow perch and chain pickerel. Lake Gaston fishing tournaments are popular throughout the season. A valid fishing license for either Virginia or North Carolina permits fishing on Lake Gaston from a boat in either state. No license is required for those under 15.

With prior arrangements, Top This Pizza delivers food and cold beverages (alcohol included) to your door, pool or lakeside! Rosemont Winery, just 5-10 minutes away, offers guided tours, wine tasting and seasonal festivals and outdoor activities, including Art Shows, car shows, etc. Several local restaurants, waterfront clubs and fast food facilities offer food and entertainment, with an easy commute by car and boat. Or bring in a chef to prepare and manage all your meals! When all else fails and you just want to relax, excellent fishing is as close as the shoreline, right off the pier, or from your boat.

For the boating enthusiast, motor boating, sailing, tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding and jet skiing are all popular Lake Gaston water sports. Public boat ramps are available, and marinas are scattered around the shoreline, offering gas and supplies as well as lakeside dining.

Good restaurants, shopping, and cultural activities can be enjoyed year round in the cities & towns around the area. For offshore recreation there are golfing facilities, both public and private in close proximity. (Ask Owner for reservation). Area residents often participate in the many nearby clubs which offer a wide variety of choices, including gardening, travel, recreation & more.

Lake Gaston hosts several Pro Bass Fishing Tournaments annually, if that's any indication of the fishing opportunity that awaits you here! Where else can you sit on the lower boat dock and watch the fish jumping in the lakeside cove, watch the ospreys, otters and other area wildlife from the lakeside pool, boathouse or main lake decks--even from the lakeside windows?! The upper deck is a great place to watch the Osprey perform their morning and late afternoon fishing survival routines! Photo opportunities include wonderful observation of both the Osprey and the fresh water otters jumping off the boathouse dock next door and playing in the beautiful, crystal clear water! Or catch a glimpse (or photos) of the row of turtles along the shoreline in the cove on the poolside If you like nature, you've got a lot waiting for you right here! It's not unusual when starting down the driveway to discover a family of deer grazing on the lawn, and watch them scurry off along the shoreline of the subdivision, hurriedly and frightfully scampering across the back yards of the other homes until they are out of sight! Discover the peace and serenity of Lake Gaston living, for a week or for a lifetime! (Dora is a licensed Realtor). This location offers privacy and serenity in an "off the beaten path" main lake location. It is centrally located on the lake, with wide water for optimum views down the lake, resulting in 2-3 miles of open view.

Virginia has an ideal year round climate for your enjoyment.

Lake Gaston is located minutes for I-85, for easy access to area shopping: in South Hill, VA: Food Lion, Hibbets Sports, restaurants (BoJangles, Sonic, Five Guys, Burger King, McDonalds, Hardees, Kahills, Horseshoe Restaurant, Brian's Steakhouse, etc.) Wal-Mart, etc. - approx. 15 minutes away.

Bracey, VA: Poplar Pointe Marina & Flip Flops grill, Pizza Hut Express, Quiznos, Top This Pizza, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Papa John's Pizza & more - approximately 5-10 minutes away.

Littleton, NC/Lake Gaston shopping: Food Lion, Ace Hardware, Auto Parts, marinas, etc. - approximately 20 minutes away.

Kings Dominion - approximately 1-1/2 hours away.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Bracey, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
C$17,081
 
 
Labor Day Holiday
Aug 30 2017 - Sep 7 2017
9 night minimum stay
C$16,261
Flat fee
 
 
Fall / Winter 2017
Sep 8 2017 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$2,186
C$13,658
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
C$2,726
C$17,696
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Security Dep C$1,366.49
Cleaning Fee C$478.27 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$135.28
Tax Rate 10.3%

Online rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Owner reserves right to cancel based on availability and/or inability to damages.
Deposits are non-refundable effective 12/19/2015.
NOTE: In June 2015 my account's security was breached by a hacker. As a result, checks for payment are preferred. Contact owner for deposit and payment details.
Where online and/or credit cards are used for payments, Guest agrees to pay convenience fees and any other charges for use of credit card. E-checks or mailed checks are preferable to prevent this charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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