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Owners, Dragonfly

Member since: 2014
Speaks english

Dragonfly, Amazing Views! Kayaks!

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Bracey vacation house rental

4 Bedroom + Sitting Room W/twin, 3.5 Baths, Waterfront, Double Boathouse, WiFi

Dragonfly is perfectly outfitted for a family trip or get-together with friends. We include TWO 10' KAYAKS with paddles for our guests to use! These would rent for $30/day each at the local marina, which is a savings of $420 in a week!! (Kayaks provided in mild climate and warm weather, late spring-fall.) Our home is located on Great Creek, about 1 mile north of Route 903 in Bracey, VA, on Lake Gaston. The house is just 1 mile from the local Holly Grove Marina and 2 miles from the lovely area award-winning winery! The water, location and amenities are ideal for families.

We have complimentary WiFi, dedicated flatscreen TV for Wii gaming system, Satellite TV's (4), 55 inch flat screen in basement gaming room, flat screen in living room, Blu-Rays (2), DVD (1), TWO Kayaks with paddles, Verizon cell signal extender, Bluetooth stereo, large outdoor deck with outdoor dining area with patio umbrella and separate seating area, grill, double boat house w/1 covered slip available for guests and other spots to tie up additional boats or jet-skis, covered dining table on the dock, mini-fridge on dock, quiet swimming at the house with large adjacent open water for tubing or water skiing so kids can swim without traffic and the benefit of open water right there for big water sports, foosball table, indoor basketball hoop, outdoor full size basketball hoop, ping pong table, board games, highchair/pack-n-play/step stools for those traveling with little ones, chaise lounges, fire pit with benches, fully equipped kitchen w/gas range, granite counters, seated dining in the kitchen and dining room indoors, open living room/dining room floor plan, wood burning fireplace, Rinnai hot water heater for endless hot water (all four showers can be run at the same time without running out of hot water!), parking for 4-6 cars, 2-car attached garage for bikes, flat concrete driveway area for playing ball or riding scooters, and corn hole! We also have a special fishing license for all of our guests to be able to fish directly off of our dock without the need for their own separate licenses! That saves you $60/pp and you can fish to your heart's content right at the house! Amenities may change. Feel free to inquire.

The deck on the dock has both shaded areas under cover and a sunny deck area for drying off or soaking up some rays. The deck on the house gets afternoon sun and is nicely shaded for morning coffee and dinners at the outdoor dining table. The dock boards were all recently replaced, you will find this is one of the nicest boat houses around!

There are two boat ramps nearby, each less than a mile from the house. One is a private gated neighborhood ramp just for our community and our guests, the other is Holly Grove Marina just south of Highway 903. We are convenient to markets and gas.

We have redone so many features of the home with fantastic upgrades including new decking on the dock, new outdoor furniture and lovely interior upgrades. One of us is an architect/certified interior designer and the house has been made stylish with a classic updated vibe keeping comfort and family function in mind! There are so many gathering spaces in this home, everyone will find a comfortable and favorite spot. Kids and adults can have their own areas to watch different movies or play while the adults visit. Kids LOVE the bunk room and the fun themed video game area. Many homes will advertise they are 5 bedrooms, but they do not have TWO living areas for families and friends to enjoy different movies or give the kids their own space to hang out. This house is made for indoor and outdoor fun for all ages!

The water at our spot on the lake will warm up faster than the main lake, extending our season. It is also lovely and calm where we are even when the main lake is choppy. However, we still have the benefits of wider water views, the convenience of a space right by the house for letting loose with the motor boat and having fun tubing/water skiing, and the main lake is just minutes away. It's the best of both worlds!

**Memorial Day/JULY 4TH HOLIDAY/Labor Day: There are many special events including fireworks for July 4th and live concerts close by for these holidays. The local winery has dinners with wine pairings at various times of the year.

The bed count is:

2 kings (1 California king and 1 Eastern standard king), 1 queen, 1 double, 3 twins and 2 twin air mattresses, 1 loveseat that flips out to a queen sized mattress, plus additional full size sofas (not sleeper sofas).

Guests provide their own linens, towels, paper products and soaps/shampoos.

Sheet rental is available.

5 BR (4BR + Sitting Room connected to the Master)/ 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 13-16*. We have comforters and pillows for all rooms, with allergy covers on the mattresses and pillows. The beds each have either a pillow top mattress or mattress topper for added comfort. The Master bedroom, Guest Room 1 and Guest Room 3 each have views of the lake.

Upstairs:

Master - California King size bed with attached sitting room/vanity area with additional twin bed. There is a privacy door between the master and the sitting room. Off of the sitting area is a closed shower/toilet/sink area, but there is also a second sink vanity with great counter space and tub/shower in the main vanity area.

Guest Room 1 - Queen

Upstairs Guest Bath - Separate full bath upstairs with tub/shower, and lots of counter space.

Main Floor:

Guest Room 2 - Twin over Full size bunk with twin trundle. Stairs, not a ladder, go up to the bunk! This is a favorite hangout for kids but can easily accommodate a family.

There is a half bath on the main floor.

Finished Walkout Basement:

Guest Room 3 - King size bed, standard East Coast King size.

Loveseat in front of gaming TV flips out to a queen sized mattress.

Full bathroom with tub/shower just off the guest room on this level.

*Additional Sleeping Options:

There is a large gathering space in the finished basement with a sectional sofa. The sofa is comfortable but there is also plenty of space for an air bed or slumber party set-up for kids! Our experience is that air beds are far more comfortable than sleeper sofas (hate those bars in your back!), so we opted not to furnish with a sleeper sofa. The air mattresses have the added bonus of being able to be placed where it best suits your family.

The upstairs master bedroom and the main floor living area each have comfortable sofas that could be used for overflow sleeping (for single use, not sleeper sofas). The sectional in the game room downstairs would sleep two small children or 1 adult. The rooms are all spacious and several have enough floor space for twin air mattresses. Please email us with specific questions regarding how your group will be comfortable at the house!

Our guest maximum is 13 adults plus children up to a total of 16. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis for infants.

There are restaurants, a lovely winery just a few short minutes from the house, and other attractions in nearby South Hill, VA and Littleton, NC. Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA, including King's Dominion amusement park and water park are easy day trips.

Rent a boat, get some ice cream or deli sandwiches at the easy to access marina 1 mile away. It's a quick trip there either by boat or car. Large, quiet cove swimming right at the house with a large area for tubing or water skiing just 1 house down at the cove's entrance. Only 3 minutes to the main lake for even bigger water if you wish to explore! Kayak or canoe up Great Creek and enjoy the scenery. Have fun trying your skills at fishing off the dock! Only 6 minutes from Rte 85, 1-2 miles from two convenience grocery stores, 17 minutes from South Hill, VA and Littleton, NC, each with large Food Lion grocery stores. South Hill has rainy day activities such as bowling, small movie theater, train museum, farmers' market. Several area restaurants, under 1.5 hours to day trips in Raleigh, NC, or Richmond, VA, local festivals and quaint shops in nearby historic Clarkesville, VA. The local winery has outdoor music concerts and other events throughout the year.

Groups with Small Children:

We have a pack-n-play and highchair at the house for your use. We also have stepstools and a sizable set of BPA-free plates, cups and kid utensils that are dishwasher safe. The full size twin bed in the sitting room has optional bed rails that are very easy to add/remove. If you need to contain small roamers, it is simple to section off an area on the main floor that will keep little ones away from stairs. You can just close the door from the back hall to the foyer and insert a tension mounted child gate in the opening from the foyer to the living room/dining room open space. That will effectively create a level space that includes the powder room, kitchen, living room and dining room. Having traveled with our small children, we know that at certain ages having the ability to keep them away from stairs can be key! We have also installed a hotel lock on the main door so little ones can't run out unnoticed, and we have sliding door stops at the house you can clip on the doors (please ask if you need those).

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owners, Dragonfly (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks english

Location

Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rte 85
Car: necessary

Theme parks and water parks are available for day trips toward Ricmond or Raleigh, including children's museums and lovely family parks great for kids. King's Dominion amusement park and water park is near Richmond, and Busch Gardens amusement park is roughly 2 hrs away. The nearby town of Bracey roughly 15 minutes from Dragonfly has bowling, a small movie theatre and a bounce house. Check out the events in nearby historic Clarkesville, VA's first waterfront town, or just enjoy the charming shops. Spend a day on wine tours starting at the award winning Rosemont Winery just 5 minutes from the house! Special 4th of July fireworks from the main bridge on Lake Gaston!!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Bracey, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/New Year's 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$417
C$2,650
 
 
Easter/Spring Break 2017
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$411
From
C$431
Fri,Sat
C$2,650
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 18 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
C$444
From
C$464
Fri,Sat
C$3,114
 
 
Memorial Day 2017
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$523
C$3,578
 
 
Early Summer 2017
May 31 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
C$484
From
C$510
Thu,Fri,Sat
C$3,446
 
 
Summer I - 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$3,909
 
 
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$4,439
 
 
Summer II - 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$3,909
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$510
C$3,512
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$523
C$3,644
 
 
Late Season 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
C$437
From
C$451
Fri,Sat
C$2,783
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$391
From
C$417
Fri,Sat
C$2,518
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$431
Cleaning C$205 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

For those booking <30 days prior to arrival, we request full payment at time of booking. If you are bringing your own boat(s), please verify the boat width is under 10'0" (120") wide. Our second dock slip available for your use is approximately 25.5 feet long. Additional boats can be easily tied up alongside the dock. If renting, Holly Grove Marina says their boats are all under 10ft W (most are).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2935 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath, main level - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , 2 sinks, long counter space
    Guest Bath, lower level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bath, upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Long vanity counter with sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Master Sitting Area - 1 twin/ single
    Guest Room 1 - 1 queen
    Guest Room 2 - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 bunk bed , Twin over full, with pull out twin trundle bed.
    Guest Room 3 - 1 king
  • In addition to the beds above, we have two twin air mattresses that you can place where it suits your group best. We also have a Graco Pack-n-Play and 3 full length sofas (not sleeper sofas). There is plenty of floor space in gathering rooms and the bedrooms to accommodate extra air mattresses. Note for coordinating your linens that the king upstairs is a California King and the king in the finished basement bedroom is a standard king. The twin off the Master is in the Sitting Room, and is separated by a door. It also has optional bed rails, but is a full size twin.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. You will love swimming and fishing off the dock, or exploring in watercraft!