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Dora Smith

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english

12,000 SF Lake Gaston French Country Luxury Estate - Sleeps 40!

Sleeps42
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Bracey vacation estate rental

11BR, 6-1/2BA, All Brick, 600+ Feet of Main Lake Shoreline with panoramic views!

Approximately 12,000 SF luxury home filled with everything needed to just relax & enjoy lake living: HUGE master suite on main floor has large bedroom with King sized bed & a massive bath room with two water closets (water is turned off to all Jacuzzi tubs for insurance purposes) separating master bedroom from the main floor bunk bedroom (single over double bed), writing table in master bedroom overlooks cove/pool side & main lake deck; expansive great room with oversized stone gas fireplace that encompasses half of the wall opposite the kitchen while overlooking the main lake deck and lakeside, separate wet bar with built-in wine cooler that overlooks lake, custom culinary kitchen stocked with all your cooking needs (including two sets 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 with a view to the main lake side; great room leads out to lakeside deck overlooking the main lake with double boathouse & sun deck, pool and pavilion area! Second floor boasts three master suites with picturesque lake views & one additional sleeping room with double queen beds, game room with solid wood cabinetry, granite tops, wet bar & original Brunswick pool table & Foosball table, hallway book case with a variety of books for reading enthusiasts & small book case in sleeping room located off the game room with selection of children's books (Nancy Drew series & others); two of the master suites on this floor offer private lakeside deck access that spans across the entire back of home which is situated nicely to allow unobscured views of the main lake & side cove, pool & pavilion areas & leads to staircases to these lower levels. Lower level 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 & an exercise bicycle, air hockey table, an amazing surround sound in theater room 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 undesignated with no windows & another with main lake views), & covered patio leading to salt water pool, concrete patio & pavilion lakeside--with wet bar, commercial beverage refrigerator for keeping your beverages just right & granite countertops which offer hours of leisurely entertainment while relaxing outside, overlooking the lake, cove & double boathouse with sun deck! Pool pavilion provides shade & shelter with lighting & ceiling fans (with more than ample seating) overlooking the lakeside to ensure comfort for everyone! Lakeside and poolside pavilion is completely & nicely finished for poolside comfort & leisure, including full wet bar with hickory cabinets & granite countertops! 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 with 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 (including two undesignated sleeping areas) with sleeping arrangements for more than 40 individuals, 6-1/2 baths, all but one with tiled walk-in showers (huge 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 comfortable living, 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 completed & furnished nicely with entertainment & relaxation in mind, with theater room, great room and oversized wet bar. 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 other boat rentals and local attractions at www.lakegastonchamber.com.

What does our property offer differently from other rentals?

1) Here everyone can stay together under one roof, 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 differing book lovers!

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 lakeside hot tub is located on the lower level patio (operates seasonally, September through April)! Seating 8 persons, it features 112 jets with specially designed two pump, 12 horsepower dual-valve power plant to provide five individually adjustable hydrotherapy zones for unmatched relaxation. Unique eight-seat shell design on the Blacksburg offers: three custom contour seats, three deep bucket therapy seats, a unique captain's chair and a powerplant footwell designed to sooth sore calves and feet. 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!

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, I'll let you know what became & remains a standard tradition for us after a few visits to Lake Gaston: where you have several families renting 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 regular trips out to the grocery store during our vacation. This allowed us 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, including the following, are sure to delight all: Memorial Day weekend brings the Battle of the BBQ at the Lake Gaston Chamber, June offers the Art & Wine Festival on the 2nd Saturday, July brings the fireworks display at the Eaton Ferry bridge on the Saturday closest to the 4th, the Littleton/Lake Gaston Festival brings in Labor Day (featuring local custom & exotic car show), & the Annual Seafood Festival falls in October, just to mention a few. All of these events are enjoyable & relaxing & may offer something for everyone right here in Lake Country! Lake Gaston celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013!

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: 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!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Dora Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english

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 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. 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 summer 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! Excellent fishing right off the dock or from your boat. Lake Gaston hosts several Pro Bass Fishing Tournaments annually, if that's any indication of the fishing opportunity that awaits you here! Sit on the lower boat dock and watch the fish jumping in the lakeside cove, or watch the ospreys 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! 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!

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
 
Fall / Winter 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Mar 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$2,115
C$13,214
 
 
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
C$17,121
 
 
Labor Day Holiday
Aug 30 2017 - Sep 7 2017
9 night minimum stay
C$11,892
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
C$2,637
C$17,121
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$131
Cleaning Fee C$463 + Tax
Refundable Security Dep C$1,322
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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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq. ft.
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
  • 6-1/2 baths throughout this luxury home, all with ceramic tile floors, granite countertops, ceramic tiled showers in all upper bathrooms and more! Lower level full baths offers fiberglass shower for easy access, while all other full baths are equipped with ceramic tile walk-in showers on all floors. Main floor master bath features multiple shower heads 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
  • All rooms offer 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 42 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:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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) and 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 AND PROPERTY OF BOTH THE MAIN LAKE AND COVE SURROUNDING THE PROPERTY! UPON ENTRY OF THE DRIVE AT FIRST GLIMPSE THE SPLENDOR & AMENITIES OF THIS PLACE WILL CAPTIVATE YOU AND KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED THROUGHOUT YOUR VISIT! Come & create memories for a lifetime! Owner is licensed Builder & Realtor….