Welcome to Lake Gaston! This Lakefront Home with room for the entire family has Lake Views from almost every room, 2 Kitchens, and everything you need to make your vacation truly enjoyable. Quilts, Blankets, Sheets & Pillows are included. All beds are made prior to check-in so you can walk in, put your suit case down and RELAX!
**Ask About Paddle Boards, Inflatable Towables & Knee Board for Rent!** (see pictures) Two stand up Paddle Boards: $150 for one OR $275 for both for the Week. Inflatable Pull Behinds with Rope: Hot Dog $100/week, Big Bubba $100/week OR Both Inflatables for $175/week, Knee Board $75/week!
Main Level: Master Bedroom w/Pillow Top King Bed, Sleeper sofa w/Twin bed, Smart Flat Screen TV, and Private Balcony to enjoy Romantic Sunsets over the water. Perfect for your vacation relaxation there's a Spa like Master Bathroom w/dual sinks and an 8' walk-in shower w/pebble tile floor, rain head, and regular shower head.
There are 2 additional Bedrooms w/Queen beds, a Full Bath, and Laundry Room w/Washer & Dryer for added convenience.
The Great Room has a vaulted ceiling, plenty of seating and a 60" Smart TV w/Sound Bar. Sliding doors lead out to an enclosed 4 Season Porch with a wall of windows overlooking the water and an outside Covered Deck with Globe String lights for night time enjoyment.
The Kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances, Island, plenty of cabinet space. Includes all the cookware you'll need to create delicious meals, including seasonings, kitchen towels, soaps, saran wrap, tin foil , ziplock bags and more! Large Dining Table off the kitchen, overlooking the lake, provides seating for the crew!
Lower Level: Entertainment for everyone with a HUGE Rec Room w/Bar, Refreshment Fridge, Pool Table, Smart Flat Screen TV w/Sound Bar. Sync your phone to the Sound Bar and play your favorite music!
There are 2 additional bedrooms, 4th Bedroom with Queen Lower Bunk, Twin Upper Bunk AND Twin Bunk w/Trundle and the 5th Bedroom with Queen Lower Bunk/Double Upper Bunk, and a Twin Bunk, and a 3rd Full Bathroom.
Bonus Game Room w/another Smart TV, Ping Pong Table, Poker Table, Darts, Movies, Books & More! A 2nd Kitchen on the Lower Level makes snacking convenient with a Microwave, Refrigerator, Stove and Wine Fridge!
Walk out to the covered Patio with expanded seating - 3 Tables, a Gas Grill AND Charcoal Grill. (Ask about Paddle Boards & Inflatable Towables for Rent!)
The gently sloped 1+ acre point lot has 203+ feet of bulk headed waterfront leading to a Double Boat House w/a Boat Lift for your use (May-September). Water depth at bulk head is about 2 feet with walk-in stairs for easy access for all ages! There's an Upper Deck for sunbathing & a jump gate! Great water depth at end of dock of 8-10 feet! A Wireless speaker at the dock will play music from your favorite App!
Evenings are fun with the Fire Pit on the point by the Water (wood provided while it lasts). NEW 2020! 19' X 6' ISLAND FLOATING MAT! (Memorial Day thru September) Take the Four Kayaks out for a leisurely tour of the lake and wildlife. Outdoor games galore! Horse Shoes, Giant Jenga, and Corn Hole! There's something for everyone at "Floatin & Boatin", no matter what the weather!
Fishing is always good with your Bait & Tackle just a mile away at Holly Grove Marina! AND the Fishing License is included to Fish off the Dock!
Need to get your boat in the water? There's a community boat ramp! Fall & Winter be sure to bring your binoculars to watch the beautiful water birds! **Boat lift at house has weight limit of 3,000 pounds**
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Beds: 1K, 4Q, 1 Double, 2 Twin Bunks-1 w/Trundle,1 Sleeper Sofa w/Twin. Home Sleeps 18 in beds. (3 Sets of Bunks) 1 Queen is a lower bunk, Double is the upper bunk, 2nd set of Bunks has Queen Lower, Single Upper
*Copy of valid drivers license must be e-mailed to Owner within 5 days of booking along with completed lease sent via Docusign to your e-mail.
Owner was responsive on an small issue we had with the Dehumidifier. House was very clean and well appointed and suited our stay well.
Thoroughly impressed with the accommodations and location of this home. House was very clean, had every gadget imaginable and was great for our large group (12 adults, 4 children). Loved the location on the lake, and all of the games and outdoor amenities. Caught a nice catfish off the dock, too! We all agreed that we would definitely return. If there was one improvement/suggestion that we would make it would be to give the upper deck a good brushing from the cobwebs, or enclose. We loved sitting on the porch at night but the bugs were overpowering at times - bring bug spray and a thermacell. Otherwise - a phenomenal stay.
2nd time at this house....and plan to come back again!!!
Very well appointed and clean lake house. Perfect for our group of 11 with 5 adults and kids. Tons of outdoor and indoor activities, and the fishing was spectacular!
This house was amazing! The photos don’t do it justice!!!! Just 6 minutes from the bar & about 18 minutes from the store. Us girls had a blast and really enjoyed ourselves. The only issue we had was when it came to getting ready — we had to space out the hair tools & a couple of us had chilly showers — BUT I reached out to the host and they got right back to me! We were even able to check in a bit early which really helped. The house is unbelievable but the lake/dock was the most incredible thing and we spent out weekend on that! Staying at Floatin & Boatin will be the place we start going every year! Can’t thank the host enough!!!
My sister and I got our families together at Floatin and Boatin after 15 months apart because of the pandemic. This house was the absolute perfect setting for our long overdue reunion. The pictures don’t even do it justice. Waking up to the quiet misty lake every morning was just serene. The house is gorgeous, thoroughly clean, and meticulously organized. We thought about whether we’d change anything and literally couldn’t think of a thing. We had terrific weather and spent the days fishing (even the little ones caught something!), boating, and just being together in the well appointed spaces. Honestly, one of the best rentals I’ve stayed in. Thank you Edie!!
The pictures posted on vrbo really do not do justice to this place! It is absolutely spectacular. One of our guests remarked that it was the most fun she had ever had. And don't forget to check out the showers in the master bedroom- it was a hit.
Tuvimos un maravilloso fin de semana en familia. La casa era muy hermosa y adecuada para todas las necesidades. La comunicación con los propietarios fue rápida y muy cordial. Volveríamos sin duda!!!
Yes, it's exactly what you're hoping it will be!
Hands down one of the best lake houses I’ve ever stayed at! So much to do, so clean, and super organized. Can’t wait to book this house again!!
We had a great time staying here! Gorgeous property, house and layout. It’s very well stocked with anything you may need. We enjoyed kayaking, hanging out on deck, outdoor fun, s’mores and even rented a boat from nearby marina. It’s a great location and beautiful water views.
We had an incredible time! The home is beautiful and has an expansive view of Kake Gaston. The house contained everything we could want or need for our stay with the exception of towels. The house was beautifully decorated and the grounds were too! Will definitely come back!
We had an amazing weekend and loved everything about the property! The entire process from booking to check out was smooth with no issues. We will definitely be planning a return visit in the future!!
Omg. The pictures do not do the home justice. The home was so beautiful and spacious and it was fully equipped with everything you need. The bar and game room was a great addition , we played ping pong, pool, darts, horseshoes and cornhole my family had so much fun. We took the kayaks out on the lake, fished and hung out by the firepit and made smores. The home has something for every age group. This was one of the best family getaways we have ever had. Simply excellent
Had a great time. BBQing, fishing, and more.
We had a great time at this house celebrating my daughter’s 18th birthday. The layout was perfect for us, with nice bedrooms on the main floor and a full recreational area on the lower level with lots of beds. Everyone had a great time playing pool and ping pong. Many people enjoyed the kayaks, and the boat dock and balcony are perfect. We would love to return in the summer for warmer weather and water sports! The owner is very responsive, incredibly friendly and easy to work with.
This house is super clean, well maintained and offered plenty for the entire family. The house is fully stocked with everything you can think of and more. It rained everyday we were there, yet the whole family had a wonderful time. The owners were very accommodating and quick to respond to all inquiries. Will definitely be staying here again.
I wish there were fishing pools provided beside that everything was perfect
Eddie was Amazing from begining to end. This home was perfect & very clean. The photos on line does it no justice. We will definetly be coming back!
This house was amazing! So much space, and had literally everything you could ever need!
Our stay at Floatin’ and Boatin’ was the perfect Christmas getaway we were hoping for! The Lake house is a beautifully decorated home away from home. The house is well stocked with anything needed to entertain and enjoy special occasions. Our family enjoyed playing pool, poker, ping pong and fishing as well as socializing at the bar! The backyard is awesome with so much to do along with a stunning view of the lake. We are definitely looking forward to going back in warmer weather to take full advantage of the lake!
My wife and I stayed here for three nights in December just to get away for a while and celebrate my wife's birthday. Although it was the wrong time of the year to enjoy the water sports elements we really enjoyed all of the other amenities that this rental has to offer. We are looking forward to a return visit during the summer.
Amazing house with everything you need to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. Our group of 6 adults and 6 kids/teens were comfortable with the perfect amount of space to enjoy all the home’s amenities. The home’s position on the lake is outstanding with beautiful views while maintaining the appropriate amount of privacy. This was our first time staying in this area and we are excited about coming back in the summer to enjoy the water. We will definitely plan our trip around the availability of the Floatin & Boatin house. The owner/host Edie was a pleasure to communicate with and ensured we had everything we needed, even a list of convenient shops and restaurants prior to our arrival. This is our group’s fourth year of gathering at a lake house for Thanksgiving and this year was by far the best yet.
My friends and I loved staying at Floatin' and Boatin'! Edie was a great communicator, the property was beautiful, and we had a blast. Definitely would stay again!
The home was BEAUTIFUL!!!! The owners was great with communication from the day we arrived till the day we left. The house was fully stock. All we really had to do was bring ourselves and food. My family has already started planning our next visit.
This was by far the best lake experience we've had. The house offered everything we needed for a relaxing and fun trip... The owner has put so much thought and detail in to everything from labeling switches and kitchen supplies... to full entertainment. It was really nice not having to pack spices, oil, paper/plastic supplies and even laundry detergent! The beds were very comfortable and the views amazing. We enjoyed kayak rides everyday, fished and just hung out on the island float while listening to music via the bluetooth speaker on the dock. My adult son was able to stop by on his way home from NC and challenged us in pool, corn hole and jumping off the upper deck....we won't discuss his winning ping pong ...with his non-dominant hand! We lit a fire in the pit every night...I do suggest bringing the fire burning logs to make the start easier... We had beautiful warm weather, especially for October but I would go any time of year. Lake Gaston is only 1.5 hours away from home and what a short ride for a great time...but this house is what made it special! Edie was great at making sure we had everything we needed and very quick to respond to questions. I highly recommend this home for Lake Gaston...we will certainly be back!!
Good location and everything we expected .
The property was perfect. It rained so it was great to have the inside activities. The home is equipped with everything you need. We hope to visit again.
Everything was just stunning!!
This home is just as it appears on the website. We came down to celebrate our son's 16th birthday with some of his friends, and we also brought his brothers as well (youngest is 10). It was our first time to Lake Gaston and this home made it so fun! The teen boys especially loved the 4 kayaks (we rented the paddle boards as well), the floating mat, the pool table, ping pong table, poker, table, the area in the basement where they could have their own private space. The internet is amazing! All 5 boys plus their 3 brothers were able to get online for school during the day! Kitchen is fully stocked and perfectly labeled! Also, the house is located on a cove, so there isn't much boat traffic and so I felt safe letting the boys go out on the kayaks/paddleboards on their own. The owners were very prompt with responses and kind. Overall, it was a 5 star birthday celebration!
Our group (14 women this year) has been getting together for over 25 years at Virginia Beach's Neptune Festival. With the closing of so many businesses and cancellation of the festival, because of Covid, we decided on something different. We landed a gold mine with this rental at Lake Gaston. Despite the rain for two days, we did not lack something to do. We enjoyed pool, ping pong, poker, darts, Giant Jenga and kayaks....the fire pit by the lake was so relaxing ...never a dull moment. The lower deck and upper deck gave us all a place to relax and hang out and the sun room was perfect for those that wanted things a little quiet so they could read. The bed accommodations were excellent. Those of us who slept in bunks were apprehensive at first but there were no complaints, we actually want to know where we can purchase the bunk mattresses. We voted to book again next year, and some of us are gonna book with our families. The three bedrooms upstairs are perfect for the adults while the downstairs will host tees and children well. Thanks for opening your home to us and we look forward to making many more memories at Floatin & Boatin.
This house is perfect for a family getaway! Great location, very spacious, beautifully furnished and decorated with so many extra amenities! We will definitely be back!
Perfect location. They really think of everything at this house. Our group was able to just unpack and enjoy the lake. We want to make this an annual trip after our experience.
I always read the reviews and base my decision on other people's stays so trust me when I say that this place lived up to our expectations and then some! Edie made sure we got checked in and was very responsive if needed. The house was great and offered more to do than we had time for after long days at the dock and on the water. We were going to rent a pontoon to tool around the lake but decided not to since the dock and floating mat (along with our jet skis) kept our kids occupied for most of the day. I would find it hard to book another place at the lake that didn't have the upper level dock you can jump off like this one did - loads of fun. They had free firewood available (nice touch!) and a nice fire pit we used a couple nights for hanging out and making smores. Not having to take your own sheets and make beds up first thing like we've had to do in other places was a definite plus. This has to be one of the best setup houses we've stayed at and honestly I can't find a bad thing to say about this place. We'll definitely book it again. Thanks Edie!
The first words out of our mouth's when we left were this was such a fantastic Labor Day week at such a fantastic lake house!. Overall, we will definitely consider returning here for another vacation! The owners put lots of care, time, love, and thought into your stay. From the personal soaps, the multiples of kitchen appliances, stocked kitchen, and water toys, not one thing was forgotten. For a place that advertises for a large group of people, Floatin & Boatin does not disappoint! There are multiples of everything in the kitchen to ensure that a large crowd can be fed, and not to mention the double kitchens! Our group had so much fun hanging out on the dock, smores by the camp fire, hanging out on the floating island, kayaking through the coves, and taking a leap off the jump dock. Everything shown in the photos was well represented in person, and in excellent condition. The owners are very quick to respond to any and all questions, and a joy to interact with. We are so happy and very pleased with this rental and hope to come back for another trip soon!
An idyllic spot, in a well maintained and comfortable home. Couldn't ask for a more pleasant stay.
This was our first time at Lake Gaston, but it won’t be our last! Floatin’ & Boatin’ was the perfect home base for enjoying all the Lake has to offer. In the midst of COVID, we especially appreciated that we didn’t have to go ANYwhere for what we needed. We brought groceries for the week, & all the toys we could ask for were provided. Edie lived up to her reputation as a homeowner who responds quickly to renter questions. We made a week-ful of great family memories, & we’ll be back!
We had a blast at this beautiful lake house. Everything was perfect! The property was beautiful and it had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking to rent a lake house.
What a wonderfully relaxing week at Floatin’ and Boatin’! We rent a few vacation houses a year and I have never stayed in such a thoughtful and well stocked house. You can tell Edie puts a lot of love and pride into making sure her guests are taken care of and able to relax! It’s a great setup for a multi-family getaway and the basement area is PERFECT for families with teens and older kids. I wasn’t expecting the abundance of games and books. The location is the best of both worlds....plenty of room to tow inflatables but also quiet enough to enjoy the kayaks and paddleboards without worrying about too much boat traffic. The kids had so much fun with the jump gate and floating island, the moms enjoyed sitting on the upper boathouse deck with a good book, and dad enjoyed the awesome fishing spot. (If you practice yoga, bring your mat because the upper boathouse deck is a great spot for it) Kayaking and paddleboarding to the marina was a favorite activity and the covered open porch is a great spot for morning coffee; evening cocktails, and thunderstorm watching. Everything inside and outside is just remarkably well thought out and in excellent condition. Edie is such a joy to rent from! She is very quickly responsive to any questions and so personable. The property manager is also so kind and sweet. I’m so happy we chose this amazing house and hope we’ll be able to visit again soon!
Our family had a wonderful time at Floatin' & Boatin'. The home is beautifully decorated and has just about everything that you will need for a perfect stay. There is plenty of space for everyone to gather together, or find a quiet place to read a book! Our favorite room to gather for coffee and night time winding down was the 3-season room off of the great room. We waited too late to rent a boat, so anyone wishing to do that, don't wait! However, we didn't miss it. Plenty to do at Floatin' & Boatin' and we had wonderful, much needed time with family!
Don't even know where to start. From the first inquiry and talks with the owner til checkout, this vacation could not have been better! It was our first visit to Lake Gaston we were not disappointed! We celebrated our 50th anniversary with our two kids and four grandkids and this place was a hit from the time we got there. Owner is most attentive, the best I've ever dealt with. House is amazing...plenty of room for our crowd and tons of stuff to do especially for the grand kids...pool, table tennis, horseshoes, corn hole and the list goes on! Wife said it was best stocked kitchen she's ever seen and everything up to date. Great TV and wifi. The dock is amazing...everyone enjoyed the roof jumping and diving from the boat house! We rented a pontoon boat for two days and had a blast tubing and wake boarding (rented from Poplar Point Marine...I would recommend!). Great sound system with bluetooth on the dock! Floating mat was also a huge hit! again, we all agreed it was the best vacation ever and a great place to celebrate our big event! Thanks to Edie for all the help in making this such a great week!
This was our second stay at “Floatin’ & Boatin’ “ We love the location. It’s quiet because it’s off the main lake. The basement is a great getaway for kids. The dock is a short walk from the house. They provide bed linens and the linens are already on the bed which is a huge plus!!!! They added a float mat this year which everyone loved!!!! The jump gate was a huge hit!!! You will enjoy your stay here.
We love this location, the communication with the owners, and the care they put into making our stay a joy. Each year they add additional options or features that enhance the experience. Highly recommended and we hope to come back for years to come.
Enjoyed the week at Floatin and Boatin! Great set up!! Thanks!!
This was a fantastic vacation getaway for our family. A beautiful home and setting with all the amenities provided for you. We couldn't have asked for a better place to be on the lake. Edie provided so many activities to involve the entire family. Edie was so helpful whenever we had questions. She answered quickly and took care of any problems, we encountered. We hope to return next year, and would recommend this lovely home to anyone.
Floatin’ and Boatin’ had all our family needed to enjoy a peaceful week on the water! The main floor with kitchen, living room and three bedrooms (2 bathrooms) was spacious - the hardwoods and decor provided a clean, current upgraded feel. We found the labeling of light switches and kitchen drawers and cabinets to be SO helpful - no questions about where to find things or which switch goes to what. Unlike some properties that claim to have all you need, the owners literally had trash bags, ziplocs, sugar, spices, dish detergent, etc for use. So convenient! Downstairs was the perfect place to hang out on a rainy day (we had several!) with Ping Pong, pool, movies and games. The property offered lots to do even if the weather was cool or overcast. The kids loved the bunk room and their “own” level. The property’s large yard was great for exploring, fishing, relaxing by the fire and the dock with usable boat lift made getting on and off the water a breeze. The lot is full of trees and provides privacy from neighbors. Edie was great at communicating and easy to reach. The community boat launch was perfect and close! We only wish we could've stayed at beautiful Lake Gaston longer.
This is a first class house with a first class host! Edie and Steve have thought of everything you will need for your time at the Lake. The location and layout of this property are unbelievable and the amenities are endless. I could not recommend a stay here enough!! We will most certainly be back and already can't wait!
Really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful lake house! After weeks of isloation we all really needed this time to reconnect and relax by the lake. The home was very well laid out, kitchen was well stocked, and home had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the views!
Great weekend on the lake. Great location, very spacious and plenty of yard and dock space for hanging out.
Everything about the house was perfect! Great amenities, recreation, and location. Edie was awesome! Super quick to respond with any questions or needs and very accommodating. I'll definitely book again in the future
10 out of 10
Very responsive hosts. Loved staying there for a family reunion.
Our daughter was the first to arrive. She immediately texted the rest of us indicating that the property was awesome. She is a well traveled person and had rented many times before... for her to give an awesome rating leaves very little for me to add. We thoroughly our Thanksgiving together and the property with all its convenience, was a major part of our happiness. We are already thinking of using it again in the future.
My fiancé and I planned a birthday getaway with a few friends and family and no one wanted to leave! The house is beautiful, the views of the lake are gorgeous (especially on a crisp morning), and there are so many things to do at the house alone. My other half and I were the first ones there and we were greeted with a bottle of wine from the Rosemont Winery just down the road which was delicious! We will most definitely be back!
This was a great house for 9 of us to stay for a family vacation. The porches were good for my 86 year old father to sit and watch all the outside activities. Edie was quickly responsive to all our questions and any issues we had (which were minor!)
A group of our friends decided to schedule a lake trip this year. We found this house and were super excited about all of the “extras” this house came with. The kitchen was stocked with everything you could ever need and we even enjoyed panini’s for lunch one day with the sandwich maker. The dock area is great and big enough for everyone to relax out there and have a blast. The addition of the blue tooth speaker was an added extra we didn’t think we would enjoy that much, but used often. We also took advantage of the kayaks and they were lots of fun as well. The flat roof on top of the dock area was so much fun...with the gate being able to be opened you could just jump right off the roof; that was fun! Overall it was a great place with lots of room and didn’t feel overcrowded at all. You won’t be disappointed!
Amazing place and people to deal with.
Great communication. Wonderful experience
Great place for kids! Perfect water depth at the dock and close to anything you could need. Highly recommend!
I would seriously be hard-pressed to give this property and its owners anything short of five stars. From the time we booked the property, Edie was accessible and prompt answering our questions and providing information about the property and our booking. The house is just a dream for a large or multiple families with plenty of room to spread out and lots to do. The listing doesn't do this property justice - you don't realize how amazing it is until you get there. Unlike many other properties my family and I have rented, Edie and Steve really go over the top to ensure that you are at home and have everything you need when you arrive. Everything is neat and functional (and labeled!), and there was a plethora of things there that we might have forgotten to pack or buy at the local store. If I could give this property 6 stars, I definitely would. We will definitely be back. Thank you, Edie!
We gave this a 5 Star Rating because that's the highest that we could give. The house was close to the marina and was in a perfect cove. The Shady Shack was a 5 minute drive and had cold beverages and great bar food. You can jump off of the deck or dock and float right in front of the house. We played horseshoes, pool, ping pong, watched a couple of movies and played a lot of games. The kitchen was well stocked and well marked. The downstairs living area was perfect for lounging. The wifi speaker on the dock was appreciated. The house was beautifully appointed, but very comfortable. We enjoyed our coffee on the open porch every morning...we will definitely be coming back!
We have been renting at Lake Gaston for awhile and this is by far the best home so far. The house was very clean and everything worked perfectly. The cove was perfect for tubing ans jet skiing. The kids loved the jump deck! But most importantly the owners were so easy to contact. Always very polite and attentive to any questions I had. To me this is a value that can not be over looked. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We will most definitely be back to Floating n Boating.
We found everything to be as the VRBO description stated. The dock was really nice (maybe an umbrella somewhere for a little shade would be nice). Everyone LOVED the jump gate, adults included! The kitchen was well stocked and labeled. Linens are provided and already on the beds which is a huge deal for me. Such a time saver. We would definitely rent this house again.
Positives 1) Open, spacious. 2) Everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. 3) Kitchen cabinets clearly labeled. 4). I think of a creek as being narrow in front of the house. This was not. No need to go to the main lake. 5) All the toys you could ever hope to have. 6) Awesome jump gate: the kids loved it. 7) Large master with awesome shower. 8) Amazing view of the lake from inside the house. 9) large and expensive Weber LP grill 10) Not a steep property with hundreds of steps like most. 11) An owner that is quick to respond to any questions you might have. 12) Awesome cat fishing. Negatives 1). Absolutely none. Don't think twice.......rent this place!
Fifth year we've stayed on Lake Gaston. Our grandkids love it, one even yelled, I'm home when returning this year. Owners very helpful and sincere. Plenty of activities in the house and on the lake. Would return forever if we're able.
This home is delightful. Edie is wonderful to work with. Our party of 11 included 3 couples and 5 teenagers. The downstairs is perfect for teens- 2 bunkrooms, a kitchen with a full sized refrigerator, large tv with recliners, pool table and ping pong table. Upstairs is the main living level and includes comfortable beds and a very well stocked and organized kitchen. We were pleasantly surprised by all of the kitchen wraps and Ziploc bags provided. The glassed in and covered porches are comfortable and a nice reprieve from the sun. The boat dock is great- kids loved the jump deck. We enjoyed the large cove that this property is on. It is a good size for any behind boat activities- tubing, skiing, wakeboarding and calmer than the main lake. If you want to head out onto the main lake, you do have to navigate through a fairly low, narrow tunnel. Our 21 ft center console boat made it, but it was tight. There is a marina just on the other side if you need gas. There is a convenience store very close by for small items and we chose to bring enough food for the week so we wouldn't have to travel to the Food Lion. Between the 2 refrigerators, there was space for it all. We enjoyed the kayaks and rented the inflatable hot dog which was very fun. This was our first trip to Lake Gaston and we are so glad we chose Floatin' and Boatin'!
We all had a blast, exactly what the title said we floated and boated all week. Father in law caught several 7+ pound catfish, the jump gate was a blast and the owners respond almost immediately to any concern or question you may have. The boat ramp is easy to access and there is plenty of area to ski and tube right by the property. The only tricky thing was access to the main lake under the bridge, just take it slow and you will be ok. Would recommend staying here to anyone, we had an awesome week and the accommodations were great!! Thanks to the Grassi's for a great week.
This was an amazing place to spend our family holiday. We had to drive over 12 hrs to get here and were not disappointed. We had 14 people of all ages (our kids, their spouses and our grandkids), and everyone enjoyed their stay here and had lots to do. With swimming, jumping off the high dock, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing (we caught some nice largemouth bass every day), there was non-stop activity. The fire-pit, horseshoes and cornhole were all added benefits. I can't say enough about the home with all its features. It was spacious for 14, beautiful layout for separation if needed and room for everyone to be together. Every detail and more that we could have thought of was looked after by Edie. All of our inquiries were answered promptly. The kitchens (multiple) were stocked with everything we could have needed. Beginning each morning with coffee on the patio/deck overlooking the lake with the fish jumping and the birds singing and ending each evening in the same place with a glass of wine and stargazing was our daily routine and will be missed. Lastly, I need to thank Edie for the many memories we were able to have with our family. Your place was a perfect place to enjoy being together and we (as parents) can't put into words how much that means to us. Charlie and Grace (all the way from Canada)
We just stayed at Boatin' and Floatin' and loved every minute of it. The property is amazing. The house was much bigger than I thought it would be and the basement was a kids paradise with lots of space to get away from the parents, watch TV, play pool or ping pong. The house has multiple refrigerators so we really didn't need to have tons of coolers and bags and bags of ice as with other places we've stayed. And I didn't think we would use the 4-season porch but that is where the adults ended up each night. The dock was great with the boat lift and huge upper deck!!! There were plenty of chairs available that we didn't need to bring our own and the kids loved jumping off the upper deck. Edie has thought of everything and its all the little stuff that made our stay extra special....from the air compressor, to the blue tooth speaker at the dock, to the drink cup holder/score keeper for the Cornhole game, to providing wood for the firepit....I could go on and on...... Thank you for a great Memorial Day Weekend!!! We would love to stay there again!!!!
The home was so clean & comfortable! It was VERY well stocked. There is so much space & many different options of things to do! The sun deck is wonderful & the high was so much fun! Edie is just delightful as well!! Definitely on my list of places to return to!!
We enjoyed staying at this beautiful house. There was ample space for all of us. We enjoyed game room, sunrooms as well as deck. We will plan to come back next year. Thanks San
You were wonderful to work with and always very prompt to help with anything. Great house with a wonderful view! Very comfortable. thanks
This place is exactly as advertised--clean, plenty of space, and tons of amenities. Edie is a terrific host, who responds right away and helps make your sure your stay is totally stress-free and enjoyable. Overall, a great experience!
We enjoyed this Beautiful Lake House Home from the moment we step through the door. Very Clean with ALL the comforts of home and Much more. We have rented many Homeaway properties over the years but None as exceptional as Floatin' & Boatin''!!! This will be me and my husbands regular vacation get away for many years to come and I Highly recommend Floatin & Boatin to all looking for nothing but Five(5) Star Accommodations... Thank you for having us Edie and we look forward to our next Floatin' & Boatin experience.. Sincerely, Ken & Jacqueline Rayford
We had our family Christmas party at this property. Upon arrival we were greeted with a Christmas tree and sparkling lights in the outdoor porch area. The home itself was nice and clean....beds all made up and ready to go. Edie responded to our questions quickly. The house was well stocked with almost everything we needed. The beds were extremely comfortable and the master was exceptional. Even in winter, we were able to enjoy the kayaks and fire pit. We had a wonderful time! I would highly recommend this home and these accommodating hosts.
Everything was perfect, the kitchen is surprisingly well sticked for a rental. Master bedroom is spectacular with an amazing walk-in shower. The activities were limitless and the games/entertainment options plentiful. Looking forward for an opportunity to go back!
The house is beautiful, spacious, and amazingly well-equipped, from the kitchen (right down to food storage bags) to bedsheets to recreational equipment (kayaks, pool table, ping-pong table, card table, bar, horseshoe pit, cornhole equipment, fishing license for the house, two grills (charcoal included!), and fire pit on the point. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
Our big family had a wonderful 10 days here. There was so much for us to do at the house, we barely went out. We enjoyed kayaking, fishing from the dock(loved the bluetooth speaker), the fire hit was a big hit, pool, ping pong, we played tons of board games, and put together a full puzzle. When we got to the house we could tell how well kept it was. Everything was clean and well stocked. Our big family had a wonderful 10 days here. There was so much for us to do at the house, we barely went out. We enjoyed kayaking, fishing from the dock(loved the bluetooth speaker), the fire hit was a big hit, pool, ping pong, we played tons of board games, and put together a full puzzle. The house was perfect! It was well supplied we didn't have to run out for anything, except food :). When we got to the house we could tell how well kept it was, everything was clean and well appointed. I definitely recommend renting this home!
Got to say this house was Amazing!!! It had everything we were looking for! More games and things to do than we could ask for! If I had to personally design a Vacation Lake Home it would look like this. The floor plan worked out perfectly for our families and kids. The kids were able to go down stairs and play pool, ping pong, board games and watch movies. While the adults were able to sit, relax, converse and EAT, lol! And with two full kitchens and the extra drink fridge, we were never lacking in space or a cold beverage. The morning view from the porch and 3 seasons room were calming and relaxing, while the evening sunsets from the dock were just perfect way to end a perfect day. The owners were very quick to give us all the details and updates regarding the home and their response time to any questions we had was great! All in all, this was the best family vacation on the lake we've had since starting it 5 years ago! 10 Stars!!!
We have rented many different vacations homes over the years, but floating and boating was by far the best experience! The home was beautiful. The kitchen offered everything... all you need to bring is the food. The game rooms offered hours of entertaining for our entire group. Every morning we enjoyed our coffee watching all the fish jumping in the lake, we even saw an American Bald Eagle! The 4 kayaks were so much fun. We even had a family (girls vs boys) relay race with the kayaks.. of course the girls won! The master bathroom shower was AMAZING!! I just can't say enough about how much fun my family had this past week.
Everything was clean, organized and beautiful! The owner was awesome in coordinating everything and was on top of things whenever we needed anything! Definitely would love to go back!
House is nestled on an arm of the larger Lake Gaston so the cove is quieter and more private than some other locations. All 11 (ages ranging from 6 to 72) of us were pleased in every way with the accommodations, the location, the amenities, and the week long experiences. This was our third year there and we hope to stay many more in the future.
Our large group which included children ages 11-16 had a wonderful vacation here. The home is clean and well equipped with all the things you need. The house has plenty of space and a beautiful view of the lake. Feels very private. So many things to entertain everyone. If you don’t want to be in the water swimming, kayaking or jumping off the boathouse, you can play pool, ping pong, a game of cards or just sit on one of the lovely porches or sunroom to relax and enjoy a beverage. I can’t say enough about how much we love coming to Gaston Lake and Floatin&Boatin made our time even better. Oh and the owners were great too! Great suggestions on places to go for fireworks, dinner anything you needed! Felt like we knew them! Thanks for everything! We will return for sure!!!!
Wonderful home and great accommodations. The dock was fantastic. Garbage pick up and linens were great additions this year. We switch homes annually but spent a second year at Floatin and Boatin. HIGHLY recommend this great property !!!
EDIE, YOU HAVE AN AMAZING HOUSE WITH ENOUGH SPACE FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY THEMSELVES INSIDE AND OUT. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR BEAUTIFUL CLEAN HOME WITH ALL OF OUR FAMILY. WE HAD A WONDERFUL WEEK FOR OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY. HAVING THE PRIVATE BOAT RAMP ALONG WITH YOUR BOAT DOCK WAS PERFECT FOR OUR DEEP V BOAT AND JET SKI. THE 4 KAYAKS, HORSESHOE PITS, FIRE PIT, AND THE AMAZING DOCK WERE THE GREATEST HITS WITH OUR FAMILY. ONE MEMORY WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER IS OUR GREAT NEPHEW WHO IS 9 & MY HUSBAND LOVED THE JUMP GATE OFF UPPER DECK. IT WAS FUN TO LISTEN TO THE PATTER OF HIS FEET THEN THE SPLASH WITH HIM COMING UP SAYING HOW FAR DID I MAKE IT THIS TIME. ALSO OUR 2 YR NIECE LEARNED HOW TO FLOAT BY HERSELF IN THE LAKE. THERE WERE SO MANY FIRST TIME EXPERIENCES FOR EVERYONE. COULDN'T ASK FOR A NICER HOUSE TO RENT WITH SO MANY THINGS TO DO THAT YOU CAN'T FIT IT ALL IN IN A WEEK. SO THANK YOU AGAIN. HOPE TO COME BACK SOON. YOU HAVE A 10 STAR HOME. TONY AND LORIE
Thanks for an amazing week at Floatin and Boatin! We could not have been happier with the accommodations, the view and the lake. Outdoor fun was amazing...jumping off the boat house, kayaking and just floating in the lake! The entire week was smooth sailing.... We definitely want to come back again!
Had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the house. The view was wonderful & we all loved the kayaks. There are small channels outside of the lake right beside the house which made for peaceful paddling. Saw an otter & other wildlife as we paddled. What a way to see nature. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
We celebrated my sons 16th birthday with a lake weekend with a few friends and family members almost everything was provided for us which was very amazing! The beds in every room are top notch best night sleep in my life. I especially loved that everything was labeled for everything! We had a blast and would totally book again. The only down side is that my son sprain his ankle when he was trying to remove a kayak. Which was not difficult at all. He just stepped wrong! Also it is very handy capable, my daughter had broken her arm the wednesday before and still had a great time spending time near the water. Beware : After staying at this amazing lake side home. You wont want to go back home. Seriously! :)) On a serious note thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your slice of heaven!! You were always there to amswer any questions or issues that arised. Big shout out to Dave! Thanks again, Edie and Steve!! P.s. If you wanna house swap for the weekend we are in Raleigh, NC!!;))
We just arrived home this evening after a stay at “Floatin’ and Boatin.” If you are like I was, and are searching the internet for a place to stay on Lake Gaston, your search should be over. (You can thank me later) My stay included 6 adults and 3 small children and we didn’t come close to feeling cramped even when we were all congregated in the open, spacious main living area. Everything you can think of is provided. The homeowner clearly thought of “what might people need” when furnishing this house as everywhere we looked we were met with little convienences that went above and beyond our expectations. Speaking of the homeowner, she is prompt and extremely easy to talk to from the booking process all the way through check-out. I even made a couple phone calls as I had some questions and I felt as though I was being treated like family rather than a stranger. The boathouse and dock were perfect with shallow enough water at the bulkhead for my 4 year old to play in(wearing a life jacket) and deep enough at the end of the dock to jump off of from the upper deck. (~10’ according to the fish finder on my pontoon). The lot is easy to walk around on. Some houses on the lake have steep lots with enormous staircases. This is not one of them. The general location on the lake was ideal as the house sits not far up one of Lake Gaston’s “creeks,” which are large tributaries of the main lake. We liked this as we could do quick boating or fishing right in front of the house without a ton of boat traffic and enjoy reduced wind, all while being a very quick pontoon ride from the main lake and all it has to offer. To sum it up: We will be returning if they will have us! Not a single complaint. I’m sure I’m forgetting stuff so just go and see for yourself!
Beautiful property on great location. Truely enjoyed our weekend there. The house is super well equiped with everything you could possible want both for fun and for practicalities
Edie was a wonderful host, and her house is gorgeous. She was very responsive to all of my questions, happy to provide recommendations of things to do nearby, and made our weekend away absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend Floatin' and Boatin' to anyone looking for a beautiful weekend away in a fabulous location.
Beautiful views, great fire pit w plenty of seating, stocked (& labeled) kitchen and more.
This property was so nice and spacious! The house is immaculate! We were so pleased with everything! Can’t wait to come back!!
Floatin & Boatin’ is And absolutely beautiful home. We so enjoyed our stay for the holidays. We were able to accommodate our extended family while celebrating the Christmas Holiday. Edie was so lovely and welcoming, even from afar. There was a beautifully decorated Christmas tree waiting for us upon our arrival. We have stayed at other VRBO homes and none was as “stocked” as this home was. We would definitely return!!
This lake house met our needs nicely for our family get-together on Lake Gaston. The house was clean and spacious with multiple TVs, pool table, ping pong table, dart board and other games to enjoy. We also had fun exploring the lake with the 2 kayaks provided and jumping off the upper deck into the refreshingly cool water. One suggestion we made was for the owners to provide a tea kettle and hair dryers for the convenience of future guests.
We used this house for a student ministry retreat for a weekend and couldn't have asked for more! The house was gorgeous and wonderfully decorated (HTTR), and the property back right onto the lake; providing stunning morning views. We plan on coming back every year we can! A genuine gem.
Our family thoroughly enjoyed staying at this property. It was large enough for us to spread out. We enjoyed boating, swimming, fishing, walking through the quiet neighborhood, kayaking, and grilling out. Home was well furnished and very clean. Only drawback was having to be responsible for your own trash which meant bringing it all the way home with us since we checked out on a holiday - no dumps open! Just plan accordingly for that!
Our family enjoyed the lake house very much! The house was wonderful, fully stocked and the view was amazing. You can't help but be relaxed when you are here. It was fun just laying in our tubes on the lake enjoying the water and the view. My husband loved the fishing too! Great place and yes we will recommend to others. Hope to be back next year. The master bedroom has an incredible shower, decor throughout the house is beautiful. Our teen boys loved the game room in the basement.
Thank you for the use of your beautiful lake house. We all enjoyed ourselves and relaxed being in your piece of paradise. My sister loved the house and stunning view of the lake from the enclosed deck area. I think I scored extra points with her for finding such a great spot. We will definitely refer anyone who is looking for a vacation place to make reservations with you. All 14 of us will be returning next year. We enjoyed the inside games as well as the outside activities. Thanks again for making our vacation so enjoyable! Audrey
Lots of space, clean, fun! Owners & property manager are very easy to work with!
We couldn't have had a more perfect weekend! The weather was sunny and in the 70's. Great get-a-way with romantic sunsets, winery just 2 miles away and kayaking along Great Creek. The home had everything we needed. Definitely will be booking again!
Our group had a great winter weekend getaway! The house has a ton of space and great amenities. The kitchen has everything you need. The views are beautiful and relaxing. The game room has games and books galore. We enjoyed the fire pit and the comfy furniture. Close to a winery too! The owners left a nice welcome and were friendly and helpful in our communication with them. Can't wait to return next year!
This is a tremendous place. We were booked on the NC coast with a family we often vacation with and had to move inland at the last minute for Hurricane Matthew. This place fit the bill. The game room downstairs was great for the kids while we were rained in. The deck on the dock, the fire pit and the kayaks then hit the spot when the weather turned. Thanks so much for helping us salvage what could otherwise been a lost weekend!
This lakehouse was the perfect weekend spot, excellent waterfront views, scenic quiet part of the lake, plenty of fish, great weather, and a great spacious floor plan for hanging out and taking breaks from kayaking on the lake! You can jump off the top of the dock (which was a big hit with the sunny weather), while the others relaxed on the dock sunbathed. I highly recommend for any length of stay, all ages can enjoy this house and it's amenities.
What a place!! Waking up to that view of the lake makes we want to live there. We have never been to a rental that was so updated and in such good condition- fabulous!! The house has everything you need and is huge- whether we want to fish, kayak, play pool, games or just sit on the back porch- its all there. We took the our boat out and watched the fireworks at Eaton Ferry bridge- just beautiful. We will be going back to this house each year!
This lake house is clean and fresh and is perfect for a small or moderately large group of people. The entire upstairs has ample seating for meals, space for hanging out inside, relaxing outside on the screened porch or deck, and the lower level is perfect for kids to hang out in their own separate space. (It's also perfect for adults with a bar and a kitchenette.) But who wants to hang out inside when you have the lake right out back, steps away from the house. The views are fantastic, and the house is situated on a more private area of the lake so you have less water traffic for your own boating or jet skiing. There's even your own private boat and jet ski lift on the property. I'll definitely go back to the same house next year.
The home was perfect what a wonderful place to get away. Fabulous kitchen enjoyed the meals overlooking the lake and relaxed on the sun porch with a night cap. S'mores by the fire with family members. Short walk to the water for kayaking, fishing or relax on the dock. I would rent this home again next summer.
This home is immaculate, so well maintained and has everything we needed for a wonderful vacation!! Coffee at sunrise in the sun room, lunch at the dock, kayaking, fishing,,,the house even has a fabulous game room. We will definitely be back again,,,,,hopefully soon!!
This lake house is clean and fresh and is perfect for a small or moderately large group of people. There's the entire upstairs with ample seating for meals, space for hanging out inside, relaxing outside on the screened porch or deck, and the lower level is perfect for kids to have their own space. It's also perfect for adults with a bar and a kitchenette. But who wants to hang out inside when you have the lake right out back, steps away from the house? The views are fantastic, and the house is situated on a more private area of the lake so you have less water traffic for your own boating or jet skiing. There's even your own private boat and jet ski lift on the property. I'll definitely go back to the same house next year.
EVERYTHING you could ask for, excellent water, fun game rooms and so much more. We will definitely re-book this house for next year