Welcome to CAROLINA HAVEN - a unique paradise that truly has it all. Beautiful, spacious A-frame situated close to the water with exceptional views of the lake - both from the inside of house, the wrap around deck and the exceptional TWO TIER Dock. This paradise is perfectly positioned right off the main lake at marker #8 for easy access by water or by land. Located on a quiet cove with calm, glass like waters - perfect for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. The two tier dock is an experience of its own - where you can enjoy drinks at the Tiki bar, wade in the 1 foot deep water at the bulkhead or get adventurous and jump off of the top dock into 14 feet deep water. If wakeboarding, tubing and skiing. is more your plan - just 1/4 mile away is the main lake for the fast action. In side this spacious haven you will find a fully stocked open kitchen, 4 spacious bedrooms including two main bedrooms, an inviting living room area with fire place and a game room for the kids with fooseball, knock hockey and board games. Right outside the house you can relax in a shaded breezy hammock, freshen up in the outdoor shower, roast smores at the fire pit or read a book in the screened in porch. Located just a 5 minute drive from town for grocery shopping, pizza, shopping and more. This lakehouse truly has it all.
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Our family had an amazing time here for Thanksgiving! There was so much for all of us (ages 9 to 72) to do even though we didn't go in the lake. Our first impression was, Wow, look at that view, right on the water! My daughter and I went out on the paddleboard a couple of times, my husband and I took the bikes for a ride around the quiet neighborhood, everyone took the pedal/paddle boats out for a spin (so don't let age or limited physical ability hold you back!), we roasted s'mores at the fireplace, hung out on the dock, and my kids and husband had a blast in the downstairs gameroom. The kitchen is the most well-equipped I have seen in my vacation rental stays. The hosts were very helpful, generous and easy to get in contact if needed. Definitely recommend!
Great, prompt communications with the owners. Wonderful views. Home had everything we needed. We especially enjoyed sitting on the boat house deck in the evening. We were there in the off-season but looked like swimming off the dock would be awesome! We thoroughly enjoyed using the kayaks and paddle boat.
Enjoyed the property! Great for kids and Adults!
Absolutely immaculate home. Great owners! Deep water dock for swimming or boat. We truly enjoyed our stay and the owners were super helpful! Highly recommended!
Great location on the lake and in the community. House and amenities were top notch including the interior, exterior, parking, outdoor shower, dock, bikes, kayaks, etc. We had an outstanding vacation and highly recommend this house.
We had the BEST time at Carolina Haven! The house was beautiful, clean and ready to enjoy. Everything was very well thought out and we appreciated being able to just drop our bags and RELAX. The dock was awesome for lounging and swimming and we were glad to have use of the boat lift. We loved that the grocery store was only 7 minutes away - easy to grab last minute/forgotten items. We've rented homes at Gaston for many years and Carolina Haven quickly became our favorite! We'll be back!!
We loved our stay! The house was perfect! Our children loved everything about it as well. We will definitely stay again. Thank you so much!
We rented Carolina Haven as a long overdue family vacation and to celebrate our daughter’s graduation, 18th birthday, and our anniversary. We had 8 people and the bedrooms and layout all worked perfectly for everyone. The house is exactly as described, and is in a perfect location on the lake, everything is BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING, and WONDERFUL!! We caught a bunch of fish everyday, loved swimming in the lake and jumping off the docks. We played games daily and had a wonderful time soaking up the sun and spending time together. This truly felt like home away from home. We’ve already started looking at dates for our next trip back! 10/10 HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Joe and Kristin are very kind and a pleasure to work with! We had the pleasure of chatting with Joe on the dock one day while HVAC repairs were being done, and we throughly enjoyed his company, we could have chatted for days! :-) Many thanks for opening your home to us! See you again soon Carolina Haven!
This property is exactly as shown in pictures and description. It has EVERYTHING you need and the communication with property owner is great. We were amazed at the attention to detail and foresight the owners had in stocking the house and pier. Beautiful location! We vacationed with another family so 4 adults and 4 young kids, the trip was flawless. Everyone had a wonderful time!!! Highly recommend this location.
We had an awesome stay! Super clean and nice property, has everything we needed. Boat house is great and the upper deck is great to hang out on. We tied up 3 boats overnight and had plenty of outlets to charge batteries. We parked 3 trucks with boat trailers and 2 cars with no issues. Owners and property manager were super nice and responsive and checked with us to make sure everything as perfect as could be. We will definately be back for another stay.
We had such a wonderful time. Loved that we were able to take grandkids out on the paddle boat. They had so much fun. We enjoyed sitting on the top deck with the fire at night. Everything went so smooth and any questions we had were answered so quickly. We felt very comfortable there.
We had a wonderful and peaceful time at this turnkey property! Wonderful communication, clean property and great views of the lake! Recommending to all our friends!
We really enjoyed our stay. The outdoor gas fire pit and indoor fireplace is what sold us on booking. We used them both and it was awesome. It is easy to get in to the grocery store, about 7 minutes drive. We even took the paddle boat out into the cove on the 56 degree day. It is set on a nice quiet cove on the lake. The beds were really comfortable and the decor was tasteful and festive for the holidays. Thanks so much! We would definitely recommend this property!
Great view. Great Home Layout. My son really loved sleeping in the lower level basement game room. My wife and I enjoyed the upper loft bedroom with the view of the lake through the living room windows. Living room/ Dining room/ Entertainment area was spacious and open. The kitchen is a galley design, which is functional, but can get crowded if more than one person is using it. Owners work hard to make sure it feels at home and it did the few days we were there. I would definitely would come back if we decided to do a family get together like this again.
Our stay was relaxing and fun. The owners made it super easy for us all to just un pack and enjoy. Beautiful home, clean and perfect location.
This lakefront home was perfect in every way! We spent most of our time outside enjoying the paddle boat, kayaks, fire pit , and the two tier dock. The views are amazing! The owners thought of everything to make this vacation very easy! I highly recommend this home!!
This was a great family weekend for us and long overdue. No I am not exaggerating the 158th birthday lol. (Hubbies 40th, father in laws 75th, nephews 23rd, and nieces 20th) I know that is a lot to take in but it was a wonderful weekend and fun for all. I can not say enough great things about our host Kristin and Joe. For only owning this property for a short time, they have really gone out of their way to make sure that all of our needs were met and that we were comfortable. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything that we needed for a weekend in at the lake. Any questions that I had throughout our stay Kristen was quick to respond and always a joy to talk with. We had 3 couples and 3 adult children in our party and everyone was very happy with the house and the space. We enjoyed the wonderful lake views. Even though it was a bit chilly the kids enjoyed jumping from the dock and swimming as well as taking the paddle boat out of the cove. We also enjoyed playing a number of the games that were provided while watching college football on Saturday. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Kristen and I cant wait to see the many updates they have planned for the property and look forward to booking again.
We really enjoyed our stay at Carolina Haven! The House is very nice and has a well stocked Kitchen. We spent most of our time on the dock or on the water. There is plenty to do with the paddle boat and kayaks and we enjoyed the firepit in the evenings. The owners were very easy to communicate with. Thanks for the great stay!
We have returned to Lake Gaston every summer for many years. This was our first stay in this property. It was a wonderful house, which easily accommodated our family of 5. Would love to return!
Had a perfect time with the family at this lake house get away. Owner wa so pleasant and helpful the wole stay; just sad she is selling. would to stay again.
Loved the house. Clean and unbelievable location. Cathy was a great host and very responsive. Could not recommend a better place for a relaxing time at the lake!!
We had an amazing stay at this place !!! Beautiful view and great room are amazing !!!! Kitchen completely equipped !!! Can’t wait to go back !!!
House was amazing and owners great to work with !
After our third year staying at this property, it was great as always. Cathy is easy to work with, responsive, and straightforward. The property is well located, close to amenities, and well appointed. We are always very comfortable and would highly recommend this rental home to anyone.
Three families rented this home for the long Memorial Day weekend. The house was clean and comfortable. The dock is roomy and offers plenty of both shade and sun. The neighborhood is quiet. We hope to rent this again!!!
Very open and accommodating layout. Plenty of space. Great dock. Terrific view. Felt very private though located in cozy neighborhood. A+ on cleanliness and AC system.
Second year staying here. Owners are very responsive. Well taken care of house- new kitchen countertops and cabinets and plenty of room to spread out. Dock is great with spot for boat and deep enough for swimming and jumping off the top dock. Close to grocery and a couple of restaurants.
We had a great week on lizzard creek.
Our multigeneration family has been enjoying Lizard Creek Retreat for years. From the comfortable house, beautiful property and double dock, it is the perfect place to enjoy a week at the lake! The owner is so easy to work with. We all enjoyed the updated kitchen, equipped with everything you need. Its perfectly located in a cove to enjoy swimming without main lake traffic but close enough to main lake for an evening pontoon ride to see the sunset. We also rent this home for extended weekends to accommodate our fishing crew when we are at Lake Gaston tournaments. Our family always looks forward to and enjoys our stay at Lizard Creek!
Great property for friends and family. Owners are very accommodating and continue to make improvements. The home is perfectly located on the lake and very close to the shopping center for what ever you need. We have rented a week every year for the last 7 years. Love it.
Spacious house with beautiful views of the lake. New boat dock with plenty of chairs, even for our large group. Kitchen is a little small for a large group but we made it work. Definitely would recommend this rental to friends.
I came down for a fishing trip with with a few buddies, The house was perfect for us. Very clean and well stocked for any of our needs. Will be back next year for sure.
Wonderful stay, plenty of space in house- basement room a great bonus for kid hang-out space. Beautiful view from house, deck, and dock. Appreciate use of the boat lift to protect our ski boat. Appreciate the loungers, table/ chairs and umbrellas on the dock. Kids loved jumping off the upper deck- good deep water off the end of the dock. Close to grocery and a few restaurants by car, central lake location made few available restaurants accessible by boat. Will definitely return.
Our family really enjoyed Lizard Creek Retreat! Wonderful location on the lake with a fantastic view! Dock facilities are outstanding - fishing, sunbathing, boat lift, swimming off the dock, jumping off the high deck. The house is clean, comfortable, attractively decorated, and has a well-stocked kitchen. There was plenty of room for six adults and one baby to hang out. Gentle slope going down to the dock. The owners responded quickly to all my questions. We hope to return to Lizard Creek Retreat in the future!
The view of the lake and the deck make this house a must stay when at lake Gaston. No complaints .Will be back for years to come.
Awesome pier to hang out on with friends and family.
Our family loves Lizard Creek Retreat. The location is perfect because the family can do so many lake activities from the dock: swim, go out in the boat to wake board, use the paddle boat, take a relaxing kayak trip or just float on your favorite tube. The dock system is fantastic with plenty of space, chairs, an upper deck, and a place to keep beverages cool and near. The house is well supplied with just about anything you will need. You have a great open space on the main floor that allows plenty of room for children playing, adults conversing, and just relaxing. We love the decking that comes out from the main floor; we often eat out there, watch the sun rise or set, and just take in the sights out on Lizard Creek. Lizard Creek's owners are very helpful and will reply promptly to any messages. You will not be disappointed by this property...we will be back next year!
Our group consisting of 7 adults and 1 child thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. The living area is very spacious with plenty of seating for everyone. There's even a small table for puzzles or playing games. The bathrooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. Deck on the house and the dock are great for just reading a book and relaxing or you can get motivated and jump off the top of the dock! Lots of herons and bluebirds, friendly? snapping turtle, fish to be caught off the dock. We would recommend this lake house to everyone. Setting is perfect, no steep stairs to the water and the view is fantastic.
Just keeps getting better year after year! Thank you!
Such a great spot to be. This was our 4 or 5 time staying in this home. We love the setup, location, and views. Boat house is perfect. Look forward to visiting again real soon.
This place is in a great location, close to the grocery, and the lake view is incredible. The upstairs loft bedroom worked really well for my infant grandson, as the doors could close and make the room dark, like he has it at home. We had fun jumping off the dock and swimming, at least once the water warmed up! We rented a pontoon from Timber House Lodge, what a pleasant bunch of folks to deal with. I see why so many people have lake houses, now, it can definitely grow on you.
The home owners where awesome. Let us check in early because we where out of town and where easy to get a hold of. We have been doing a guys fishing trip for 8 years now and the home owners where bye far the best to work with. The only down fall about this house was the kitchen was small for 6 guys but other than that it was a gorgeous home and would stay again. The dock had plenty of room to tie up our 3 boats and even had use of boat lift.
We had a wonderful time on spring break and lots of memories were made in this home, we hope to return soon.
Perfect location...You couldn't ask for a better vacation spot! We have been vacationing here for several years. The owners are fantastic. The house is comfortable and complete with everything needed plus amazing views. The lake provides plenty of relaxation and activities for the whole family to enjoy, from toddlers to great grandparents.The dock is perfect for sunbathing, fishing, enjoying a family meal on the lake, and of course jumping off the top deck (a family favorite). We will definitely continue to come back year after year!
We had 10 people of all ages and everyone had the best time! The new double decker boat dock was a hit! The house was so welcoming and the beds were very comfortable. We had plenty of room on the dock for our bass boat and the pontoon we rented. The location on The lake was great so we could swim and kayak in the cove without worry of lake traffic. We enjoyed many night cruises and smores at the fire pit. Our family had one of the best vacations ever and can't wait to return!
We really had a great time, the kids loved jumping off the top of the deck the best. We wanted to stay another week. The kitchen was very small but we made it work. The beds were very comfortable and we loved the view overlooking the lake. We will try to go back next year for sure.
Our family stayed at Lizard Creek Retreat August 3 - 10, 2013. It was absolutely the best stay yet at Lake Gaston. We didn't want to leave! The home was very clean, roomie, comfortable, and in a fantastic location. The pictures on this listing are very accurate. The diving dock was a big hit with the children. The owner was terrific to work with and answered our questions quickly. We fell in love with Lizard Creek and recently bought a home nearby so we can enjoy it all year long. We will be recommending Lizard Creek Retreat to others who will be visiting Lake Gaston. You will not be disappointed! Two Thumbs Up!
After renting numerous houses on the lake over the past 7 years this property was absolutly the best. The house was comfortable and very well stocked, but I was not there to stay indoors. the dock was great... plenty of sun all day and when it did get hot there were umbrellas for shade. kids loved jumping of the top deck into the 12' water. We had two jetskis with us and had a great time right on the protected creek for tubing and knee boarding. Boat launch was very convienent and gas was just a quick ride across the main lake. Stores were close to get ice and the all important ADULT BEVERAGES and a quick run up the lake to the TIKI BAR was fun If you are looking for a FUN, RELAXING GOOD TIME This the place for you ............................... BUT not on my week :) I will definitly be back.
Thank you for sharing your home with us! It was our annual family reunion and we hit the jackpot! The house is beautiful, what a view! The dock, loads of fun, either sunning or jumping off the top deck. We rented a ski boat, perfect location to ski. The website pictures extremely accurate. The house clean, homey and well stocked. The owners, very nice and eager to help. I would definitely recommend this property. Pros, everything. Only con, far from airport. I can't wait to go again. : )
My family decided to do a lake vacation this year instead of the beach and this was a fantastic house for that! We had 6 adults and 3 kids (2 6 yr olds and a 9 year old) staying and everyone had a blast. The pics on the website are an accurate representation of the house, and the owner was fantastic to deal with! Here were our list of pros and cons: Pros: The dock - as far as the kids were concerned, jumping from the top deck was the best part of the vacation!! There's lots of room for everyone to sit in the sun, jump off the top and even fish at the same time! Location - the house is close to anything you'll need, and the cove that the dock sits in is perfect for the kids to play in Comfy beds - everyone commented on how well they slept The basement room - fantastic for the kids to play in! They loved the foosball table! Wi-Fi - although it can be a weak signal, my father and brother wouldn't have known what to do without internet for a week! Cons Kitchen is pretty small, so cooking for big groups can be tight. However, it is really well stocked. TV in the basement is pretty old...it would be nice to have one that allowed for a game console hookup for the kids All in all it was a great week and we're looking forward to coming back!
We have rented several houses at Lake Gaston over the last few years. This was by far the overall best. Everyone in our family commented on how comfortable the beds are. I had never slept on a trundle bed before, (we made it into the king bed) but it was very comfortable. The kitchen is a little small but very well stocked and we cooked out on the grill most every night so all we really did is prep in the kitchen. We didn't really find it to be any inconvenience. The dock is wonderful for just sitting, sunning or watching the stars at night. The view is just awesome. During the week we had the creek mostly to ourselves for skiing, knee boarding or just floating around. We met a couple of the neighbors and they were very friendly. In fact, one down the cove took us up on our offer to pull them around on one of our floats and they enjoyed it. Close to Food Lion, a couple of restaurants and gas. Photos and listing info accurate. Owner was a joy to work with and answered all my questions. Very relaxing, great area and just an all around wonderful vacation. We hope to return around the same time again next year . We highly recommend this property to couples as well as families with children. Thank you Kathy and family for sharing your lake home with us.
For the past three years we have looked forward to spending our Lake Gaston vacation at Lizard Creek Retreat. The view is wonderful, the dock is perfect, and there is so much room for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves. The kitchen is fully equipped which makes it easy to serve many meals to your family and friends while enjoying the lake. The owners are very helpful in answering questions or concerns, and go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who is in search of a relaxing vacation at Lake Gaston.
We had a wonderful week at the Lizard Creek rental house at Lake Gaston. The location was perfect! The water was amazing and we took full advantage of the beautiful decks which the house provides. The outside fire pit was a huge hit with all of the kids and of course what adults don't love sitting by the campfire, making smores after a long relaxing day on the water. The house had every kitchen ammenities that could be asked for,except it was small but the rest of the living space was perfect for a large group. The house owners were wonderful to deal with and we had no issues. I would recommend this rental to anyone who wants to enjoy a wonderful week at Lake Gaston!