PRIVATE BOAT RAMP - 5 Bedroom lakefront home, deep water in a quiet cove

Henrico, North Carolina


There’s plenty of room inside and out for friends, family and fun at this well-loved lakefront home, including a beautiful, new 2-level sunroom. The owners spend a lot of time here, as is evident from the homey feeling of the house and the well thought out amenities. Located in a wide, quiet cove off of Jimmie’s Creek, this truly is the perfect spot to take a break from the real world and just breathe. This property is professionally cleaned and disinfected prior to each rental so the house is always ready for your family's enjoyment with safety as a top priority.

3 master suites and 2 additional guest rooms offer sleeping for 12 (3 kings, 2 queens, 1 twin/twin bunkbed. Additional sleeping options include a sleeper sofa, sleeper chair and 2 small futons if needed.

Master 1: king
Guest 1: queen, twin/twin bunkbed
Guest 2: queen
Living room: queen sleeper sofa
Sunroom: double futon

Master 1: king, twin pull-out loveseat
Master 2: king, double futon

Most beds have an extra mattress topper to ensure a great night's sleep. The rooms are large and offer plenty of space to spread out and make yourself at home. BEGINNING 2021 - Linens and bath towels provided with rental. NOTE: beach/boat towels are not provided.

Upstairs you’ll find 1 of the master suites with a master bath along with French doors leading to a large deck with a propane fire pit and sitting area overlooking the lake. The 2 guest rooms and the full bathroom are also upstairs, along with a comfortable living room and a separate dining room with seating for 8 at the extra-large table.. There’s also a cozy sitting area with a fireplace adjacent to the large kitchen so it’s easy to entertain and be a part of the conversation while whipping up a quick snack or full family dinner. The kitchen includes a beautiful new extra-large butcher block island, which offers great storage, plenty of prep space and seating for five. Open shelving in the adjacent newly-renovated laundry room can be used as a food pantry or is a great place to hold snacks, towels or whatever you might need to grab as you’re heading out to the lake. The owners enjoy hosting large family dinners here so you should find it well equipped for your needs with plenty of dishes, utensils and gadgets, along with a few “home” touches such as an InstaPot crockpot, large griddle and 2 waffle irons. The gas grill is on the deck right outside the kitchen door, along with an additional seating area offering a great option for lazy summer evenings.

The 2,000 sf basement has recently been finished with 2 extra-large master suites, each with a shower bath and private patio. Each of these rooms also offers an additional sleeping option (double futon and twin pull-out loveseat), which might work well for families with children. In the basement there's also a powder room and additional kitchen area with a full-size fridge, microwave and Keurig, as well as an extra-large family room with a gaming area, puzzle table, foosball table, stand-alone video arcade game and a comfortable area to watch TV. The downstairs bedrooms and family room all have a full wall of windows to take in the beautiful lake view and keep an eye on what’s going on outside. This spacious, separate living area downstairs makes this house an excellent choice for multi-family vacations. All the bedrooms as well as the living room upstairs and family room downstairs have TVs that are Roku-enabled to link to our Spectrum cable. The wi-fi is capable of handling all your devices and covers the entire property including the dock.

The newly added 2-level sunroom offers a cool, comfortable place to keep an eye on what's happening on the dock or in the yard or just for a quiet afternoon nap. It's also a great place to gather at the end of the day to watch the sunset or just listen to the night sounds.

The house is decorated in a nautical theme through-out with many personal touches that really help it feel like home. This 4,600 sf home is family friendly with enough space for everyone! NOTE: Please no pets or smoking.

The large lot and amazing lake access mean the outside definitely won’t disappoint either. There’s ample parking in front for cars and trailers and the circular driveway leads directly to the private boat ramp, definitely a rare find on the lake! No need to go driving around on your first day looking for a public boat ramp or spending precious time at the end of the week driving to get everything loaded back up again - take one last sunset or sunrise cruise and then just back your trailer down the ramp. The cement boat ramp also offers a great place to launch kayaks from or to retrieve paddle boards and toys. The backyard has a very gentle slope leading to the boat dock and bulkhead area where there’s plenty of space to tie up boats, jet skis and toys. The water depth at the end of the dock is about 8’ and the cove is wide enough so there’s plenty of room to play or just float. The upper level of the dock is equipped with a table and chairs, lounge chairs and an extra-large umbrella, making it one of the owner’s favorite spots to relax and spend the day. There's a hammock and a swing in the backyard for those afternoons or evenings when you just need a shady, quiet spot. The house comes equipped with 4 adult kayaks, 1 child kayak, 2 paddle boards and a large Lily Pad and various floats to help fill your days with fun and relaxation. And the large lakeside fire pit has space for everyone so the fun can continue way past sunset.

The house is an easy 30 minute drive from I-95 and a quick 15-minute drive to the local retail area that includes a Food Lion, Ace Hardware, Lake Gaston Pizza, Subway, a gas station and an ABC store. This area also includes 2 waterfront restaurants, The Pointe and Watersview. Be sure to stop by The Pointe during the day to feed their “pet” fish, get some ice cream, play corn hole and take in one of the best sunset views on the lake. Norton’s at the Lake offers putt-putt, snowcones and a Saturday morning farmer’s market and flea market. The town of Roanoke Rapids is about 30 mins south if you’re looking for more shopping and dining options.

If you’ve ever been to Lake Gaston you know what a peaceful, family-friendly area it is, truly a hidden gem. Although the holiday weekends are a little busier, generally traffic on the lake is very light, which is great for tubing or skiing or just looking at all the gorgeous homes. Jimmie’s Creek is a wide creek, equally suitable for a quiet evening kayak or paddle board ride or making some waves on that new tube or wakeboard. For those of you who may be new to the lake or just lake vacations in general, come see what you’ve been missing! Enjoy an extra cup of morning coffee while you watch the ducks that visit daily, drop a line in the water and kick-back on the dock or just float your day away under a beautiful, Carolina-blue sky . . . .whatever respite you need from the real world, you’ll find it here at Lake Joy!



  • Lake
  • Waterfront


  • Lake View


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Table
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen Island


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed


  • Deck/Patio
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Fire Pit
  • Beach Chairs
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Balcony
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Games
  • Video Games
  • Foosball
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable


  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Baby Gate
  • Heating
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer


  • Dining Room


  • Free Wifi

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Exterior Lighting


  • Smoke Detector

Dining Checkbox

  • Childs Highchair
  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 12


Cancellation Policy

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

22 Reviews

    Birthday trip

    5/5 Stayed Oct 22, 2021
    Submitted Nov 5, 2021

    Sharon was so helpful and provided tips before our trip. The home was perfect for our needs and had plenty of kayaks and paddle boards for all.

    Slice of Heaven!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 15, 2021
    Submitted Oct 29, 2021

    We had an absolute great time at this home! The floor plan is excellent for families traveling together- it was actually more space than we needed. The kitchen is completely stocked with everything you need from A-Z. The home is clean, comfortable and decorated so cute! Our stay was three days but could have stayed forever. Five stars all the way around!

    Beautiful lake and home with special touches

    5/5 Stayed Oct 7, 2021
    Submitted Oct 14, 2021

    Our entire family had a wonderful time in this extremely spacious home. Not only was it immaculate, the owners ensure there is everything you need there. As a self subscribed Lennon snob, I was also very impressed with not only the very comfortable bedding and linens it also in every bathroom and the kitchen. I highly recommend a stay and this love way home

    Great Weekend Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Oct 1, 2021
    Submitted Oct 3, 2021

    We stayed at Lake Joy to be in town for a family wedding. The location, house and amenities were fantastic. Property as pictured, very welcoming. We had a little time to enjoy the kayaks and paddle boards on Saturday which was great. Highly recommend to others looking for a very nice place to stay!!!

    Another great year at the lake house!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 24, 2021
    Submitted Sep 29, 2021

    This is our second year in a row at this lake house in Henrico and it's something we have looked forward to since our last stay! Our group consisted of family (grown siblings) and their children. An awesome place with something to do for all ages. Everyone enjoyed all of the kayaks, paddle boards, two story dock, fire pit, and foosball table. This place has so much to offer. The owners are extremely communicative and answered my questions within a short time. If you are looking for a place to gather that has a well stocked kitchen (plenty of plates, silverware, and cups even for our large group), lots of amenities included (like kayaks, lily pad, and paddle boards), and is right on the water, look no further. We are already planning our next trip!

    Great getaway

    5/5 Stayed Aug 15, 2021
    Submitted Aug 23, 2021

    Beautiful home at the lake with all the amenities. We turned down other properties because they required that we bring our own kayaks or had way too many rules. The trip to the lake should be stress free so we’re happy we booked this home. The owner, Sharon, was super responsive to our questions. The home is very clean and well cared for. Stepping out to the large lake frontage and sitting in the 2 level dock in the morning with my coffee and enjoying the views was one of my favorite things to do. We’ll be back for sure.

    Family fun x 100!!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 8, 2021
    Submitted Aug 14, 2021

    Lake Joy was the best! The house was huge with space for everyone in our big blended family! Many special memories were made playing games, jumping off the dock, bobbing and canoeing in the lovely cove, playing yard games and just being together. Highly recommend Lake Joy!

    Absolutely wonderful!!!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2021
    Submitted Aug 16, 2021

    Just lovely. Owners extremely accommodating. Lots of water toys (kayaks, paddle boards, floats), lifejackets, indoor & outdoor games, ceiling fans in most rooms and tower fans in every room, extensive variety of kitchen appliances and cookware, plenty of bedding and linens. Very comfortable and very nicely decorated. Everyone in the family can't wait to come back!

    Beautiful LKG Home with Great Amenities

    5/5 Stayed Jul 24, 2021
    Submitted Aug 1, 2021

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful, CLEAN, multi purpose home with us for our family vacation. We appreciate and have had a blast with ALL the water activities provided & the view of the lake is spectacular, especially on the upper dock deck. The layout of your home offers everyone a chance to enjoy & chill out how they like. We hope to return. Thank you for sharing your little slice of paradise with us.

    Great Lake Vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jun 19, 2021
    Submitted Jul 20, 2021

    I absolutely loved this rental! We were a multi family and there was enough space for each of us. Even separate seating areas and hang out spots within the house. Plenty of amenities for everyone and everything you can imagine. I look forward to coming here again!

    Great Vacation Get Away

    5/5 Stayed Jun 5, 2021
    Submitted Jun 15, 2021

    Wonderful property I highly recommend it, this house has everything you need. Great water, dock, fully stocked kitchen and enough room to fit the entire family.

    Lake Joy Was Pure Joy

    5/5 Stayed Apr 8, 2021
    Submitted Apr 12, 2021

    Our spring break vacation at the Lake House was fabulous. Checkin was easy. The house was very clean. The kitchen was fully stocked. Beds were comfortable. Having 5 bathrooms was perfect for my family. We had 5 adults and 5 kids ranging in age from 6-13. There were plenty of life vest for the fun we had on the lake with the kayaks and floats. Overall great home away from home.

    Wonderful relaxing location

    5/5 Stayed Apr 1, 2021
    Submitted Apr 5, 2021

    Lake Joy was the perfect spot for two families for a long weekend. It was immaculate, very thoughtful, and most importantly relaxing. We didn’t want for anything, except maybe to come back in warmer weather!

    Couldn't ask for anything more

    5/5 Stayed Mar 27, 2021
    Submitted Apr 1, 2021

    My family had a fantastic stay at Lake Joy. The home is so beautifully decorated and is really large. The view was beautiful. There was plenty to do and my family especially loved the kayaks. The upstairs sunroom is an oasis. We look forward to staying here again in the future.

    Great space on the lake

    5/5 Stayed Oct 23, 2020
    Submitted Nov 5, 2020

    Great space! Plenty of room, comfortable beds end decorated so cute in lake house style. Looking forward to returning. Owner was helpful and responsive to our needs.

    Fantastic lake house for a group!

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

    Amazing time at Lake Joy for a long weekend! We stayed with four families and there was plenty of room for everyone. Great common areas as well as privacy if wanted. The two level dock was so fun and the water toys (kayaks, paddle boards, and Lilly pad) really made our stay! We had a couple of issues with things in the house, but the owner was prompt in addressing them. Thankfully I had read reviews previously about no linens (we have never stayed anywhere that didn’t provide them, but it seems to be typical in this area). We paid extra for linens, which worked out great and brought our own towels from home. We also brought life jackets from home for the kids, but plenty were provided at the house if we hadn’t. We have stayed in some rental homes with not enough dishes or pans/pots, but this house had every pot, pan, and dish we could have ever needed. Very well stocked. The house was clean, provided lots for family members of all ages to do (besides the outdoor activities, there were Foosball and puzzles/games inside), and everyone had a wonderful time. Highly recommend! We would definitely stay here again (and are already talking about another trip)!

    Great property and owner

    5/5 Stayed Sep 18, 2020
    Submitted Sep 24, 2020

    Property is beautiful and loved jumping off the upper deck. The owner was very responsive and even helped us out when we forgot an item.

    Lkg vacay

    5/5 Stayed Sep 14, 2020
    Submitted Sep 18, 2020

    We had a wonderful experience staying here! Perfect spot to simply unwind. The house is beautifully furnished and has plenty of space! They were sure to make it a very homey stay! I definitely recommend and look forward to coming back in the future!

    Lake Joy Vacation

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2020
    Submitted Aug 8, 2020

    The sunroom addition looks great and was a bonus!! Definitely look forward to coming back! Loved the decor! The aquamat was great for playing and laying.

    Family Time

    5/5 Stayed Jul 25, 2020
    Submitted Aug 28, 2020

    My husband of 39 years and our three sons and their wife’s, all in their mid 30’s plus our three grandchildren rented this house the last week in July. We are all very athletic and love adventures and playing together. This was the perfect location for kayaking, paddle boarding , fishing and playing cards on the boat house deck. It became a right of passage to jump off the top deck into the lake. Then they took kayaks out to go fishing. They brought back a RIVER MONSTER and the little ones caught a few sunnys. After a day playing in this quiet cove we went to the large kitchen and laughed as we talked about our adventures. Each family took a night to cook so Dad and I never had to. It was great. After dinner the whole family played a game. My Redneck Life was hilarious so was Christmas in July. This home is equipped with everything a family needs. Lots of water toys, life jackets, grill, games two outside porches plus a huge kitchen w updated appliances. One additional thing worth mentioning is the layout. Each family had their private room with bathroom attached. That is a must for a great vacation. It was a beautiful week for family time.

    Well needed relaxation.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 20, 2020
    Submitted Jun 27, 2020

    Very nice property, and the private boat ramp was a definite bonus. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and getting some well needed relaxation!

    Great Family Vacation!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 20, 2019
    Submitted Jul 30, 2019

    Great location on cove, just off Lake Gaston. Property has a lot of kayaks, paddleboards, lily pad and floats which is great for water time! Relaxing dock with good views. Inside is functional with bedroom layouts and living space. Plan to bring your own food, beverages, bedding and any extra kitchen wares. Limited restaurants in the area. House has coffee makers, lots of dishes and cooking wares and two large refrigerators. The homeowner is putting a lot of work in and this is a great place for a relaxing family getaway!


      Henrico, North Carolina

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