5 Bedroom Main Lake Home with Kid's Play Area, Canoes, Pool Table and Wifi

Bracey, Virginia

The Lake house is open! Additional cleaning measures are being taken to ensure the safety of guests. This is a great way to get out of your own house for a change, safely social distance, and have a blast on the lake!

Plenty to do for the whole family! Large waterfront lot on main lake with beautiful lake views and oversized boat dock with rubber bumpers. You can fish and swim safely off the oversized dock. Take in the beautiful sunset over the lake while enjoying the fire pit. Use of canoe and kayak is included - jackets not provided.

Outdoor seating is provided around the firepit, as well as on the large main level deck. If you move chairs down to the boat dock, then please be sure to secure them while they are down there and bring them back up when you are done. You will be charged $40 for every chair that is lost or damaged. Only the white chairs should be left down at the boat dock and they should be secured with the cable. If other chairs are left at the boat dock, then you will be charged a $40 fee for the cleaning crew to move them back up. Thanks for your help with this item.

Check in is 4pm. Check out is 10am. Cleaning crew comes at 10:30am.

Solid hardwood floors in main level great room. Tile floors in kitchen and main/lower level bathrooms. This 5 bedroom and 3 bath home is located on the edge of Main Lake in desirable Buckhead subdivision - less than 10 minutes off exit 4 I85. Convenient use of the neighborhood boat ramp only a few doors down. Just a short boat trip to Holly Grove Marina for boat rental, gas, bait and groceries. Enjoy the main lake views and safety of swimming right off the boat dock!

Two bedrooms on main level with shared bathroom. Master bedroom on upper level with private bathroom. Two bedrooms on lower level with shared bathroom.

1. Master Bedroom : King Bed, Bathroom, flat screen TV - pack and play available upon request
2. Guest Bedroom : Twin bed with pull out twin trundle bed underneath. Twin over Full bunk bed
3. Guest Bedroom : Queen Bed
4. Guest Bedroom : Queen Bed
5. Guest Bedroom: Twin bed with pull out twin trundle bed underneath. Twin over Full bunk bed

Additional Sleeping: Lower level has pull-out queen sleeper sofa, 37' flat screen TV, satellite DirectTV, and CD/DVD player

There is a dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave and refrigerator in the main level kitchen and there is a washer, dryer and refrigerator in the laundry room on the lower level. The kitchen on the main level also has a coffee maker, toaster, blender, pantry and is well stocked with plates, bowls, glasses, coffee mugs, silverware, pots and pans, and kitchen utensils

Note: Linens are not provided.

Kitchen table seats 8 & is adjacent to kitchen bar with four barstools. Main level great room has vaulted ceilings, stone fireplace, large sofa, chairs, coffee table, TV, and a lakeside wall of glass to enjoy the gorgeous views of the lake.

Very large main level deck with lakeview, large gas grill, patio table and chairs, and electric awning that covers the full length of the deck. Propane for gas grill on main level deck is included. Toddler picnic table is also on the deck for the little kids.

Lower level has pool table, barstools, large leather sofa, two chairs, TV and sliding glass door that walks out to large lakeview wood patio with outdoor furniture provided to relax with morning coffee or watch the kids swim down at the boat dock. Awesome lakeview from lower level wood patio; also the perfect place for roasting marsh-mellows over the fire pit in the evening moonlight.

Lower level concrete side patio has small table and chairs to enjoy an afternoon beverage while you watch the kids climb around and go down the slide in the kid's play area.

House is child friendly and includes toys, use of board games, chess/checkers table and lending library.

Internet Broadband and WIFI Included!

Canoe and kayak available to use. Paddles included. Life Jackets not included.

New boat dock built in March 2016.

Two person swing at boat dock to relax and watch the kids swim.

Keywords: Lake Gaston, Main Lake View, flat lot, canoe



  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing


  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)


  • Water View
  • Lake View


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


  • Winery Tours


  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


  • Lake


  • Not Sure


  • Boating
  • Water Sports


  • Telephone
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Children Welcome


  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Table
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Stove


  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Fire Pit
  • Deck/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Porch/Veranda


  • Toys
  • Games
  • Books
  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Stereo

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 18

Dishes: Prior to departure, Guest shall clean and put away all dishes, pots and pans they used during their stay

Cancellation Policy

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

68 Reviews


    5/5 Stayed Mar 27, 2021
    Submitted Apr 4, 2021

    Needed to get away with friends and family and Had a great time in a great atmosphere. Thank you


    5/5 Stayed Mar 15, 2021
    Submitted Apr 7, 2021

    The kids enjoyed the swing set and making s’mores the stamps were more then accommodating and we are very greatful for them. The area was very quite and peaceful.

    Family Christmas Retreat

    5/5 Stayed Dec 26, 2020
    Submitted Jan 3, 2021

    We were thankful for this lovely home. It provided a supportive and economical location for our growing family to relax and enjoy one another. We have 8 children, two who are now married each with baby, so we were 16 in all and all managed to find a place to sleep. We enjoyed morning sunrises, a heron, the loons, geese and even a candle light service on the dock. We cooked lots of food, played games, watched old movies and enjoyed the lake view. The pool table was a highlight! We were exercise at The Fit Club is South Hill; it was a great gym!

    It was just ok

    2/5 Stayed Dec 21, 2020
    Submitted Jan 6, 2021

    The view was great the size of the house was great, space was not an issues. But when my family and I arrived it was dusty and dank. There was a mildew smell that seemed to linger all week. Cobwebs in all the lamps, in the corners of the walls the kitchen was dusty. It seemed that know one had used the house in a year. Not to mention next door property had a tree removal service that would arrive a 7 in the morning and not until 4 in the afternoon for the first 3 days of our stay. I notified the owner of our disappointments, he did apologize but that’s all he could offer. He said a family had rented out the place at thanksgiving. He might want to reconsider his cleaning crew! It just didn’t seem like anyone had been there to do any type of prep work before my family arrived. What the cleaning for then .......

    Lake House

    5/5 Stayed Nov 25, 2020
    Submitted Nov 29, 2020

    The house though a bit dated was in great shape and very clean. The dock was wonderful for sun sets and the gang did a little boating that went well. Nicely appointed. Well worth the visit. Only negative - fireplace was in the picture but owner did not want it used. Needs to make that clearer.

    Peaceful getaway

    5/5 Stayed Nov 1, 2020
    Submitted Nov 9, 2020

    We stayed for a week. It was the perfect place to celebrate a 50th birthday with my sister, cousins, nieces and daughter. There was plenty of space for us. We have 2 in college that needed to sign in to their online classes and the wifi worked great. They were able to log in, no problem. Note: correct wifi info is on the bulletin board by the front door, not in the book. The location and setting of the house was beautiful. It was so nice waking up and having coffee of the deck with the beautiful lake views. The dock was a great place to sit and enjoy the view. Beautiful for sunrise and sunsets too. The house was very will stocked with everything we needed in the kitchen. We brought our own soaps, towels and sheets. There were some soaps and kitchen towels for use already there, so that was nice. There were plenty of blankets too. It was also nice to be able to do some laundry. The first few nights were chilly, so it was so nice to have the firepit to use. It was nice sitting by the fire, looking out at the lake. I was concerned about having to take the trash to the dumpsters, but that was super easy. There were 2 locations given in the guest book. Very close and convenient, so no big deal. The Dollar General, a few miles away has lots of food and stuff for a quick shop. There's also a Walmart about 15 miles away, which was great to stock up on food and other things we needed. We had a peaceful relaxing vacation here. I would definitely recommend. Thank you for sharing your home.

    Happy Vacation

    5/5 Stayed Oct 21, 2020
    Submitted Oct 26, 2020

    Family had a wonderful time in the beautiful surroundings

    Very relaxing.

    4/5 Stayed Oct 9, 2020
    Submitted Oct 12, 2020

    While the house was more then adequate, there were a lot of steps for older individuals in and outside.

    Lovely weekend at the lake

    5/5 Stayed Oct 1, 2020
    Submitted Oct 5, 2020

    We were two families of four (four adults, two 6-year-olds, one 3-year-old, and a 1-year-old), and we had plenty of space to spread out and relax in the house. The kids loved all the toys, the bunk beds, and the outdoor play area. We went on canoe rides, grilled steaks (on an outstanding Weber Genesis grill), and roasted marshmallows for s'mores in the fire pit. All of the adults had COVID tests before traveling to be safe, and and we brought all the food that we needed for 3 nights. We did not leave the property the entire weekend! Highly recommended for families...the house is only about 1 hour north of Durham, and would also be an easy drive from Raleigh or Chapel Hill. Thanks for opening your house to us!

    Family Vacay 2020

    5/5 Stayed Sep 16, 2020
    Submitted Oct 1, 2020

    Beautiful location, plenty of space for our group of 14. Super child friendly with a variety of toys and spaces to play inside and out. We should have thought to bring an extra baby gate as there are a lot of stairs. Kitchen is very well stocked. We found every item we needed except for a cutting board. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

    Had a blast!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 27, 2020
    Submitted Aug 30, 2020

    Very great place all of our family enjoyed it!

    Dont pass this house up! Great value for ALL you get!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 22, 2020
    Submitted Aug 27, 2020

    What a great value for the price and it was perfect for the amount of people we had. The layout was great bathrooms on every floor next to the bedrooms. House was stocked with everything you might need. Communication with the owner was fast and accurate! Bring a 10×10 popup tent for the dock. Beautiful weather Amazing house! We will definitely be back.

    Nice lake house for family vacation

    4/5 Stayed Aug 8, 2020
    Submitted Aug 12, 2020

    Our family had a great couple of days here. The location of this house is awesome, especially if you’re bringing a boat. Everything you need is on site - including of two fridges, a laundry room, a kayak, a fire pit, and a grill. My nephew enjoyed using the toys at the house as well as the play set in the yard. The house is clean but shows normal signs of use given its size and more rustic location. Michael provided all the details in a timely manner - including better directions than what your gps will provide. Plan ahead for taking your trash from the house to the public dumpsters nearby. A trade off for the privacy and views you’ll have at this house. Looking forward to coming back to the lake next summer.


    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2020
    Submitted Aug 9, 2020

    Great place filled all the needs we needed

    Family get away

    5/5 Stayed Jul 26, 2020
    Submitted Aug 2, 2020

    Very relaxing and enjoyable

    Overall a nice place for a vacation.

    4/5 Stayed Jul 18, 2020
    Submitted Aug 4, 2020

    The inside was very clean. The outside needs to be power washed. The property guide book is obsolete and needs to be updated with the correct WiFi login information. There was no information regarding where to dispose of trash since the owner requested all trash to be removed. FYI... There is a public waste yard behind the Shell Gas Station located on Hwy 903 near I-85.

    Family fun

    5/5 Stayed Jul 5, 2020
    Submitted Jul 10, 2020

    Property was very family friendly, toys,books,swing set, sand box were all welcomed sights for parents and the children. Locking gates on the upper deck were perfect for the smaller children. Kitchen well stocked with pots, pans, dishes and the likes, would suggest a cutting board though. Plenty of pillows and blankets to make sure all were comfortable. Alot of stairs, would be the only draw back, to this lovely place.

    Fun at the lake

    5/5 Stayed Jun 5, 2020
    Submitted Jun 9, 2020

    We had such a great time. The house was spacious and comfortable for our large group and well equipped with everything we could have needed. Can’t wait to go again.

    Relaxing paradise

    5/5 Stayed Aug 3, 2019
    Submitted Aug 11, 2019

    This vacation is what all vacations should be like!! As a family with 10 children-- ranging from older children through young adults -- it is not easy to find a place that appeals to everyone. But between the canoe and kayak, the fishing, the swimming and the pool table, this had it all. Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing, lovely experience!

    First lake vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jul 20, 2019
    Submitted Jul 27, 2019

    We usually stay at the beach. We just loved the lake..more peaceful and less traffic.. Hope to come back


    5/5 Stayed Jul 13, 2019
    Submitted Jul 25, 2019

    We had a family reunion and there was enough space and comfort for all!

    Great Lake House

    4/5 Stayed Jun 20, 2019
    Submitted Jun 25, 2019

    We loved this house and it was exactly what we needed. The “neighborhood” was great and so quiet. The community dock was perfect and easy to get in and out of. House sleeps a lot of people which was perfect. Really disappointed we had to bring our own sheets and towels. Only Vrbo or Airbnb I’ve ever had to do that. I know it’s silly, but it would be so easy for the homeowners to stock up on towels and the size sheets they need and would make things more convenient for the visitors. Especially since we pay $100 cleaning fee, I feel like sheets and towels could easily and should be included in that. Otherwise house was very clean. Dock needs a little TLC. Water was higher the day after a storm and our one jetski got a little dock rash on the side because there are nails sticking out under some of the wood and missing a rubber bumper in the one spot. Also some of the lights on the dock are broken and have tiny screws sticking out (which I put my hand on before I realized it). There is also a wasp nest somewhere around the dock which was an issue but could easily be fixed. The refrigerator has a lot of broken shelves and the doors get stuck and have to be forced closed. Overall, I know I mentioned several things that need some attention by the homeowners, but we loved the house. We would come back and stay because it really is a nice place on the main lake with beautiful views. Thanks for letting us spend a weekend at your place.

    Great summer lake house

    5/5 Stayed Jun 11, 2019
    Submitted Jun 15, 2019

    Our first impression before we even went into the house was the beautiful view of the lake. We loved that the house was so roomy that our family of 17 had plenty of space. The kids loved fishing and swimming and of course making S'mores in the fire pit at night.The cellular service in the area isn't the best but to me, you are there to enjoy the lake not to be on your phone. The only thing which was a little inconvenient was there is no garbage service and you had to take your trash to the dumpsters, We loved our time spent at the lake house and wish we would have booked one more day. No one wanted to leave! If you are looking for a great place to get away you won't be disappointed.

    Mike is great to deal with.

    4/5 Stayed May 17, 2019
    Submitted Jun 1, 2019

    Everything great.would have given 5 stars but having to dump my own garbage a slight no big deal,inconvenience. Thanx for a nice time

    Great LAKE-HOUSE!! Would enjoy coming back.

    4/5 Stayed Apr 4, 2019
    Submitted Apr 8, 2019

    Our family of fourteen arrived and were immediately impressed by the view of the lake. The house looked great. It was not the most updated home but worked extreamly well for us. We had fun taking out the two-seater canoe and the one-man kayak (life vest were not included). Other than food, the kitchen has more than enough for large groups. The deck has lots of seating/chairs available. The grill was well kept and great use. The user-friendly guest/reference book was a big help in answering questions we may have had. Cellular service was very bad on the property and on the lake, so be prepared. Wi-Fi came in use but it was only useful in the house or close by. I am assuming we were the first guest of the season/year because the house needed some cleaning. A heavy layer of dust was found on a lot of interior of the house, some trash was found outside, and a few existing damages that I took photos of just in case they were not known by the owner/leaser. I like to disclose some of my concerns but please don't let this discourage you from picking this place. This is about my 6th time renting a vacation home and I would really like to return to this one. There is a place you can rent boats, jet skis, and other watersport crafts about 4 mins away. Whatever you do.. do not rent from Holly. The waters were great for just riding around. There are also two places to eat on the lake which have there own dock to pull into. Overall we enjoyed our stay and recommend it. Like everything, make sure you read all the detailed before you rent. There were a few things that I missed and wish I knew before I came (such as no life vest provided). The location is fairly private with only one neighbor that can be seen. Plenty of parking and a long driveway to the main road. I gave this place 4 stars due to the dustiness. Hope this review helps your decision.

    Great view. Very family friendly.

    5/5 Stayed Nov 21, 2018
    Submitted Dec 13, 2018

    Lots of space. Great view. Highlight of the weekend was catching a catfish on grandaughter’s barbie doll fishing pole. We had a great Thanksgiving.

    Lovely home, beautiful view of the lake, had everything we needed.

    5/5 Stayed Sep 7, 2018
    Submitted Sep 12, 2018

    This home was great for a group of friends looking to get away to someplace peaceful for a weekend. Spacious, well-equipped, great dock for sunbathing and fire pit for s’mores! Quieter part of the lake, which was nice. We’ve talked about possibly coming back to the same house next year.

    Beautiful location and house

    5/5 Stayed Jul 21, 2018
    Submitted Jul 29, 2018

    We loved staying at the lake house. Everything was very pretty and very comfortable. Anyone worried about the stairs ..our three year old went up and down all day without a bit of trouble. Dock was nice size and everyone was able to sit comfortably and swimming was great. The kids caught a lot of nice fish too. . Very quiet part of the lake and we had beautiful sunsets. Thank you Mike we were very pleased.

    Awesome property for a lake getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jul 14, 2018
    Submitted Aug 1, 2018

    We had a small family reunion and loved the house. The proximity to the lake and private swimming off the dock was amazing. The boat traffic was minimal and there was plenty of room for all 11 of us in the house. The kids loved the separate living room downstairs (as did the adults!).

    Awesome summer vacation house

    5/5 Stayed Jun 30, 2018
    Submitted Jul 31, 2018

    Beautiful views from dock, deck, and large gathering area in-house. Great for family gatherings. We caught fish from dock at sunset (perch, sunfish, small-mouth bass, catfish). Deep water for swimming and water sports while family can watch from dock.

    Large house, good for families, great lake access.

    4/5 Stayed May 24, 2018
    Submitted Jun 5, 2018

    The house is rustic, with great lake access and as presented in the pictures. It worked well for three couples with children, plenty of room for everyone. The lake was muddy during our visit due to recent rains, but it didn't stop the kids from swimming. The owner was responsive before and during our visit. Bring your own towels, linens and life jackets was a bit of drag, but we managed. There were dish towels and hand towels, which was appreciated. There are a lot of stairs to the dock, which is typical of the area. All in all, a fun spot for a visit.

    Fabulous rental home!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 16, 2018
    Submitted Mar 22, 2018

    The house was perfect for our families to stay at for the High School Bass Fishing tournament this past weekend. The owner was easy to work with and quick to respond to questions during the scheduling process. The house was clean and roomy! It was nice being so close to the marina. Thanks again!


    5/5 Stayed Nov 22, 2017
    Submitted Nov 27, 2017

    Perfect house and location for our family Thanksgiving. Very well equipped kitchen. Minor plumbing issue that was quickly resolved.

    Great rental for families.

    5/5 Stayed Oct 26, 2017
    Submitted Nov 3, 2017

    Property is as presented in pictures, lots of space and a great kitchen. Our whole family had a great time.

    Third stay! Perfect again!!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 25, 2017
    Submitted Sep 12, 2017

    We have rented this property for the last three years and it has been a perfect stay each time. The owner is super easy to deal with. The house layout is great for housing a crowd. Everything is provided and it is on the main lake, yet not the busy part of the lake so not a lot of boats. The location is easy to get to. We will be back!

    very beautiful home and the lake was also nice.

    4/5 Stayed Aug 12, 2017
    Submitted Aug 19, 2017

    We first signed up as having 18 guests then 9 had to back out last minute. Which was for the best because it would have been to cramped. I would not recommend children under the age of 8 due to so many steps. You would have to have someone watching their every move. The play area is open on one corner where a small child could fall in a ditch. Also the walk way to the dock had some missing lights as well as the dock but over all the house was well equipped. And very comfortable. We did not have to contact the owner after we got the instructions on how to get inside. The use of the kayaking was great too. The older grandchildren loved it. The house was very clean. I would recommend this lakehouse to my friends.

    Lake House Fun!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 29, 2017
    Submitted Aug 5, 2017

    Great house and location! Owner is very responsive and easy to work with. 13 of us had a great week with perfect weather for fun at the lake!!

    Just Wonderful!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 15, 2017
    Submitted Jul 22, 2017

    Thank you so much for letting us rent your beautiful property - it was exactly what everyone needed! We had three families (a total of 14 people) and never felt crowded. The house has a very well-stocked kitchen (copper pots, for goodness sake!), beautiful furnishings, and the open kitchen and dining room also worked extremely well with our large group. We used the fire pit one night to make s'mores and enjoy sparklers and to celebrate a 50th birthday - and a surprise engagement! The dock is spacious as well and we were able to easily secure a pontoon boat and two rented jet skis to the dock. The retractable awning on the top deck was also a nice bonus. An absolutely lovely property - thank you for the great memories!

    Fantastic Water

    4/5 Stayed Jul 8, 2017
    Submitted Jul 17, 2017

    Best water of anywhere I have stayed on the Lake - really really nice. Had area for the kids to play that was more shallow and could dive off the end of the dock with nice deep water over there. House was well equipped with everything we needed. We brought stand up boards and kayaks to play in the water and everyone had a blast. Plenty of sleeping room. It was extremely hot while we were there so the AC had a very hard time keeping up - basement felt great but great room and 3rd floor were very warm. May just need some Freon added to system to help it keep up. BUT as it was the hottest week in years there - can't complain too much. Overall a wonderful place. There are a lot of stairs, so if you have bad knees - just take your time :-). We would absolutely stay there again!

    Clean, cozy, and roomy with gorgeous views

    5/5 Stayed Jun 24, 2017
    Submitted Jul 1, 2017

    We had a large group the entire week and had such a wonderful time. We kayaked, rented a pontoon, had fires and roasted marshmallows...relaxing trip. We all loved it and we would book this rental again!

    Wonderful experience

    5/5 Stayed Jun 17, 2017
    Submitted Jun 26, 2017

    Perfect for us. We were a an extended family consisting on one set of grandparents, three grown children with spouses, and five grandchildren among us so far. The set up of bedrooms was great. The location was perfect for us. We brought kids games and such but were happy to find things there. Kitchen was well-stocked. The views from the deck and the wind in the trees were a favorite of many. Great swimming area. The house is a reasonable distance to the water so I felt like I knew what we happening on the deck while down at the dock.

    Loved it!

    5/5 Stayed May 21, 2017
    Submitted Jun 1, 2017

    This was our first time at Lake Gaston. The weather could've been better, but we still had a great time. Mike was so helpful in providing driving directions and information about the area. The house was very clean and had plenty of room for everybody. The kids enjoyed the playground and we used the firepit several times to make smores. We loved sitting down on the dock and caught several fish. We would definitely rent this house again!

    Nice get away. The house was clean and the kitchen had everything you would need.

    5/5 Stayed Apr 12, 2017
    Submitted Apr 22, 2017

    Will stay again

    Great for family getaway.

    5/5 Stayed Apr 8, 2017
    Submitted Apr 11, 2017

    Beautiful lakefront home. Everything you need for family getaway.

    Great family getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jan 4, 2017
    Submitted Jan 19, 2017

    We stayed here for two nights in January so we could get together with family from Virginia and North Carolina. The house is beautiful, clean and very well-equipped. Plenty of beds and seating space for our group of 15. Although temps were in the 40s we went fishing off the dock and took the canoe out on the lake. We really enjoyed using the large outdoor grill and fire pit, and the kids liked the little playground. The pool table was nice also. Michael, the owner, was very friendly and helpful as was the local property manager/housekeeper. We would definitely stay here again. Be advised, there are very few businesses in Bracey so you should bring your groceries, bait and supplies with you. The cottage was a little hard to find, it's best to get there before dark. Overall a wonderful experience.

    Relaxing Weekend Playing on the Water, Wonderful Main Lake Location

    5/5 Stayed Sep 16, 2016
    Submitted Sep 21, 2016

    We had a wonderful time spending the weekend celebrating my parent's 50th wedding anniversary at the lake. The house was the perfect setup for three families. The lake was also a perfect location as we were coming from North Carolina and Virginia. The kids ranged from 5-16 and all had a great time. We brought our boat with us and found that the community boat ramp, which is only a couple of houses down, was extremely convenient. (There is also an area at the top of the driveway to park the boat trailer which was nice.) We also used Holly Grove Marina to gas up the boat, again very convenient. We appreciated the use of the owner's kayak. We had perfect weather and enjoyed boating, kayaking, and paddle boarding without much lake traffic at all. This was our first visit to Lake Gaston and we will definitely return. The owner, Mike, was extremely easy to work with and quick to respond to any questions we had. As another reviewer mentioned, a trash service would be nice (if it is offered in that area).....we just had to remember to take our bagged trash with us when we left. The community trash dumpster was close to the I85 ramp so pretty easy to drop off on our way out of town. Thank you again for allowing us to rent your lovely lake home!

    Perfect retreat getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 9, 2016
    Submitted Sep 12, 2016

    We rented this house for an office retreat. It was absolutely perfect. The owner worked with our needs. The house was clean and neat. It had everything that we needed. Would highly recommend it.

    Amazing location and great for a large group!

    4/5 Stayed Jul 31, 2016
    Submitted Aug 15, 2016

    Our family (7 adults and 8 children) had a wonderful time at this Lake Gaston waterfront home! There is tons of room for everyone and the house is stocked with every kitchen item you need. He views are gorgeous- even from inside the home and we definitely spent most of our time on the dock. So many memories were made! Not much to complain about... But some improvements that would be nice (but not necessary) would be a replacement head for shower in the lowest level, a garbage disposal to use, and a trash removal service. Other than that- loved it and would highly recommend it to friends and family! Thank you!

    Lake Gaston, VA, VRBO 473135

    5/5 Stayed Jul 24, 2016
    Submitted Aug 1, 2016

    The lake house was perfect for our 3 families. Each family had it's own level and bath. My wife and I took the master suite our daughters and families each took a level. Plenty of dining area. The deck was great with the retractable awning. The dock was also great for swimming and fishing. We rented a boat for 5 days. The lake is beautiful and clean. The grandkids 18 thru 12 voted, the lake vacation was better than a beach vacation. The adults also agree Russ & Helen and Family Pittsburgh, PA

    Spacious Home w/ Amazing Lake Access

    5/5 Stayed Jul 16, 2016
    Submitted Jul 25, 2016

    Our large family thoroughly enjoyed staying at this wonderful home for a week in July. We spent every afternoon swimming in the lake and saved our evenings for conversation on the dock. The kayak and canoe are in great condition and we rarely saw them at the dock because they were always being used! The bedrooms are well designed for dividing up families with children from those without. Having the second refrigerator and laundry on the lowest floor was great for those that buy a lot of groceries upon arrival. There is absolutely nothing to do in Bracey, so extensive grocery shopping, entertainment and restaurants are all a 10-15 minute drive away to South Hill. The Dollar General is about 5 minutes away from the house for miscellaneous things. If you're looking for an escape of the busy lifestyle, this is your place. If you love water activities, you'll love it! Don't expect to find sidewalks or flat neighborhoods to walk around. The neighbors were very friendly, treating us to a trip on their pontoon boat and pulling us on their dual-tube by jet-skis! Overall, our family of 18 had a great week and we enjoyed spending time together at this beautiful home!

    Home was very nice. Maintenance was good and all appliances worked well. Dock area was great.

    4/5 Stayed Jul 2, 2016
    Submitted Jul 24, 2016

    Very nice home situated on a quiet area of the lake. Neighboring home on the right was close but did not present a problem. We were able to cook meals for seven people without difficulty. Appliances all worked well. The home was clean. The basement level rec room allowed separation and the pool table was fun. Beds were comfortable. Dock area was great -easy to dock rented pontoon boat and ski-jets. However the home was a good 30-45 minutes away from rental marina. The area of the lake where the home is located was much quieter than the entire lake and we enjoyed that. We would definitely rent this property again and would recommend it to family and friends. The listing description was accurate and instructions for operating items within the house were satisfactory.

    Fantastic location, very nice house

    5/5 Stayed Jun 25, 2016
    Submitted Jul 8, 2016

    Having never been to Lake Gaston before, we did not know what to expect. Very happy with the house. Roomy enough for 4 families + children. The lake was right in the back yard. Nice dock, access to the house's canoes. The lake was quiet enough to allow our children to play in the water that was secluded by the dock. The house's kitchen was small but fully stocked, pots, pans, bowls, cups, cooking utensils... Only lacking in small spoons for eating cereal in the mornings. We did not use local restaurants as we were in town for an extended family gathering and ate most of our meals at their house. But the house is close enough for grocery shopping at a Food Lion. House was clean and well kept. Very happy with our stay, would definitely book again if back in the area.

    Beautiful views

    4/5 Stayed Dec 29, 2015
    Submitted Jan 6, 2016

    My family along with another family rentes this home for NYE 2015. This home was a very spacious and relaxing site. Enjoyed it and would stay again.


    5/5 Stayed Oct 9, 2015
    Submitted Oct 18, 2015

    House was fantastic, comfy, phenomenal views, boats to use (kayak and canoe) nice backyard lake view! We sat around the firepit and roasted marshmallows all night. Great bedrooms, fun pool table, wifi and nice TVs all setup with cable tv and dvd players. The marina is right up the street and we rented a nifty pontoon from the super nice guy there ag Holly Marina. All in all great memories!

    Wonderful location

    5/5 Stayed Sep 4, 2015
    Submitted Sep 28, 2015

    It is a beautiful home with great lake views. Our only complaint was the lack of a closet or any sort of clothes rack in one of the bedrooms.

    A great week on the lake

    5/5 Stayed Aug 15, 2015
    Submitted Aug 24, 2015

    Website was accurate is ALL respects. Great house for kids and adults. Fire pit on the lower deck was very nice for just setting around the fire and solving All of the world's problems. Beds were very comfortable. Having the two floors made it nice for quite activities on one floor and not so quite activities on another floor. Refrigerator on the ground floor in the basement was very convenient for keeping beer, water, and soda cold, without having to fill coolers with ice. Overall all, great place to spend a week on the lake.

    Family get-away

    5/5 Stayed Aug 8, 2015
    Submitted Aug 18, 2015

    This property was everything that was advertised. We were more than pleased with everything. Wonderful views of the lake, easy access to the boat dock, plenty of room in the house, good communication with the owner. We rented a pontoon boat from the Holly Grove Marina which was not far away. Thank you for our wonderful stay. We loved it.

    summer week at the lake

    4/5 Stayed Jul 26, 2015
    Submitted Aug 3, 2015

    We had a great time. The three levels in the house are ideal for three families. Kids had a ball diving off the dock and boating on the canoe and kayak. Fishing was fun, too. The pool table came in handy as well as the three tv's. On the negative side, the air conditioning doesn't keep up with the summer heat and the kitchen could be bigger, but we plan to go back next year.

    Family Fun in the Sun

    5/5 Stayed Jul 11, 2015
    Submitted Aug 12, 2015

    Our two families and parents come together every year for a family vacation usually in the Outer Banks. This year we decided to try something different and couldn't have stumbled upon a better home and lake location. The house is everything the website promises and Lake Gaston is beautiful, clean and warm. There isn't much to do in the area, but we rented a pontoon for three days, explore the lake, fished, swam, and enjoyed the sunsets - next time we will get the boat for the week. This is a great place to kick back, relax and enjoy the family, fun, and sun.

    Easter Weekend at Lake

    5/5 Stayed Apr 1, 2015
    Submitted Apr 8, 2015

    Great family weekend away in Bracey. House is as advertised - lots of room for our family of 4. Dock was really nice, and we saw bald eagles over the lake a couple mornings. Very quiet with limited boat traffic in April. Kitchen and utilities all in order. Rented a pontoon boat from Holly Grove Marina just down the road - well worth it to explore the lake. Dining and entertainment options are limited - definitely a place to stay at home and relax by the lake.

    Christams 2015

    4/5 Stayed Dec 25, 2014
    Submitted Jan 10, 2015

    My Family stayed here for Christmas. There was 15 of us and there was a lot of room for us all. The place had very thing we needed. It was great.

    Our 2014 thanksgiving

    5/5 Stayed Nov 26, 2014
    Submitted Dec 3, 2014

    We chose to stay at this lovely lake home for our Thanksgiving holiday. The house was immaculate and It Had a great kitchen to cook our Thanksgiving dinner. We had 7 adults and 4 children and still had room to sleep more!! The views from the house were stunning and since we brought our boat the dock was a great addition!! I would recommend this house to anyone for a family vacation. The owner is very nice and easy to work with. We will definitely stay there again!!

    Wonderful, relaxing weekend

    5/5 Stayed Oct 24, 2014
    Submitted Nov 2, 2014

    My husband and I stayed for a weekend away from the kids. The homeowner was extremely detailed in all information and we loved the house. It is a beautiful, peaceful location. Hope to be back next summer with the kids!

    Lake Gaston house in fall 2014

    5/5 Stayed Oct 17, 2014
    Submitted Nov 1, 2014

    Our four day stay at the house was the highlight of a two week swing through MD, VA and NC. For two people, the house is a little large but the main floor and master are comfortable and cozy. Except for the laundry, we really did not venture much into the lower level. Everything functioned well. We ate in each evening and the kitchen was well equipped to handle just about any recipe. In late Oct. the lake is very quiet thus spending an hour or so each evening on the dock was pleasant. We had no problems of any sort with the stay and if we return to the Lake Gaston area (we hail from the West Coast) this house is certainly the place we will pick.


    5/5 Stayed Aug 9, 2014
    Submitted Aug 26, 2014

    Perfect vacation home!!! Beautiful home on the main lake but wasn't crowded at all! The house had everything we needed and more. We had 18 people and there was plenty of room. The firepit was perfect for s'mores and ghost stories!! We will be back next year

    Quiet and Relaxing

    5/5 Stayed Oct 24, 2013
    Submitted Nov 5, 2013

    We stayed in this wonderful home for a long weekend, my oldest son came down from Maryland and we came up from the Charlotte area. It was the perfect break almost exactly inbetween us. The home is warm and cozy. The kitchen has everything in it that you could possibly need for a long weekend. We played games, watched college football, fished and cooked. It was the perfect long weekend and it would be perfect for families large and small especially with children.

    Labor Day weekend

    5/5 Stayed Aug 30, 2013
    Submitted Sep 13, 2013

    Our larger family, children and grandchildren had plenty of room to spread out. This is our 5th Labor Day trip and the accommodations fit us better than anywhere else we have stayed. Everything was well cared for and the short walk down to the water was perfect. We had a lovely time and would suggest this property to anyone who is looking to go to Lake Gaston. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook and the refrigerator was nice and large. We also rented a boat and the drive to and from the marina by boat was a reasonable distance. We had a lovely time! Just loved the place and hope to get to go back.

    Wonderful Vacation Home

    5/5 Stayed Jul 13, 2013
    Submitted Aug 10, 2013

    Our large family tries to get together every year for vacation, mainly staying in the New England area. This year we decided to venture south and we were not disappointed. This is a beautiful home; well furnished, clean and very comfortable. We spent most of our time in the water, rented a jet ski for the day at a nearby marina, cooked s'mores over the firepit, bbq'd, and had an overall wonderful time. Thank you Michael and Rebecca for all the special touches you have provided in this home.


      Bracey, Virginia

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