Whether boating, fishing, swimming, or just relaxing under a Carolina blue sky, you will enjoy your vacation in this immaculately furnished waterfront home on beautiful Lake Gaston in one of the most desirable coves on the lake-Pea Hill Creek. The water is 6.5 feet off the end of our dock, our kids do flips off of our sun deck but we don't allow them to dive. The brand new dock is very wide with a ton of shade, a bar, a refrigerator, sink and 3 ceiling fans. There is an upper deck with chaise lounges for the folks that want to sunbathe. As you can see from the pictures, we are tucked back in a very private cove, but when you go out of our cove, you are into the main channel of pea hill creek. It's an awesome cove with a very long sandy beach that has chairs on the beach for 8!
Relax in this open 3 story floor plan home with five bedrooms (4 queens, & 2 twins, and 4 bunk beds) and(2 full baths, 2 1/2 baths, and an outdoor shower) . The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing simple or sophisticated meals with a large dining table (sits 8) bar will seat 4, to serve your family and guests. There is a huge deck that spans the entire lakeside of the house with 2 tables that seat 12. The living area has a flatscreen TV, comfortable sofa, love seat, chair and fireplace. Large Playroom with flatscreen TV (cable provided), DVD player, CD stereo. Master BR also has a flat screen TV. Both kids and adults will enjoy a large selection of DVD movies, music CD's, board games, and puzzles. The view from the living area and deck is spectacular. The master bedroom has a separate entrance onto a 2nd story deck.
We have built a brand new 2 level boathouse/dock this year that has both sun and covered decking with chaise lounge chairs on the upper deck, 3 ceiling fans, a bar with stools, a swinging bed, a full sized refrigerator and sink. Tie up cleats are provided to easily secure your watercraft to the dock (no lift). You will have access to the community boat ramp for your convenience. Lazily float on a raft while the kids jump off of the 2nd story dock and swim in this protected inlet that is only a few minutes from the main cove away from any boat traffic. Enjoy taking the kayak and paddleboard out for a peaceful, early morning nature tour around the cove. For the more competitive at heart, there is an outdoor ping pong table on the patio, a badminton court, beerbsie, horseshoes, and a foosball table in the basement. There is a firepit on the beach for a an evening fire and smores with the kids. There are also bikes that are available. Or, just relax in the backyard hammock or swing overlooking the water after a busy day on the lake.
This home is truly 'Simply Charming'.
A grocery store, drug store, hardware store, dollar store and restaurants are located close by.
Located in the North West quadrant of Lake Gaston.
Summer rentals from Mem. Day to Labor Day are Fri. to Fri. I only do 7 day rentals during the summer except for mid-week from Mon-Fri.
Amazing Thanksgiving Reunion of 3 families with kids from 3-13 years. Plenty of room in house, lots to do. Great yard for pickup football & soccer games. Beach with firepit. Dock for fishing and swinging in hammock chairs. Neighborhood is quiet and great for long walks or bike rides. Food Lion and Ace Hardware are close for any necessities. Host, Rick, was very accommodating and quick to respond to any questions. Highly recommend!
Rick's Patton Paradise in the Pea Hill area of Lake Gaston is a well-appointed property with an over abundance of comfortable furniture offering picturesque views from inside and out, upstairs and down. For my wife and I, the only drawback was the lack of a king-sized bed in any of the bedrooms. But by day, we enjoyed so many relaxing options from hammocks at the boat house to adirondack chairs on the beach and an easy drive to wonderful lakeside dining at The Pointe and WatersView restaurants... and you can spend an extra 10 minutes crossing over to Virginia to Shady Shack Bar & Grill. Thanks for sharing your place, Rick - and for being responsive and accommodating to our check-in/check-out schedule!
This is our third year renting this property. The location, the home and the amenities are everything you would want in a vacation rental. The owner is super accommodating and handles anything that may arise with swift action. We are looking forward to next year!
Wonderful location and house was great!
We all enjoy floating, paddle boarding. kayaking, fishing, and jumping off the top deck. The home is always clean and offers plenty of room for our group of 10.
The location is perfect, the dock is amazing and the basement / ground floor is great for kids to run around and play all types of games. The beach is a must have for the little kids and adds another aspect of convenience. This was our third year staying at the property 👍🏻👌🏻
Our stay at Patton's Paradise cannot be overrated. This property is well-situated on a peaceful, yet convenient cove, making it a safe place for all to enjoy the water. The beautiful covered dock has to be one of the nicest on the lake. What a wonderful place for everyone to hang out! We found the home to be very inviting and comfortable with plenty of room for all 14 of us. The kitchen was well-stocked, and the outdoor shower was especially practical for the kids and guys to get cleaned up for the night. Food Lion is not far away, and a cute little ice cream shop nearby was a treat for the kids. But we especially enjoyed just being together as a family in such a beautiful lake environment. We all agreed that we'd love to go back to Patton's Paradise again!
We had a wonderful time staying at this property. The home was clean and well equipped. The yard, lakefront, and dock were fantastic. Highly recommend a stay!
Beautiful lakefront home. The most amazing dock.
Wonderful place for our family to gather and relax together. Tons of activities for the kids. Very clean house. Well equipped kitchen. Owner was very friendly and quick to respond. Lovely dock and beach area to soak up the beauty of the lake. Would certainly rent this home again.
This house had plenty of space for my family and I to spread out! Access to the lake was a hit with my family as well!!
family had a great time, house was very well keep, kitchen had more then enough room for everyone. family stayed outside mostly at the dock.
Fabulous despite the rain all weekend Rick has everything needed for a fun time. He was also great at answering any questions in a timely manner.
It was the best weekend even without great weather, between the house, the dock, & the beach it is all you could want for some time away!
My family and I had such a great time vacationing at Patton’s Paradise! The house had ample room for 9 people. The boat house / dock area was FABULOUS! We look forward to returning next summer for vacation!
Love lake Gaston. This was my first trip with my wife’s family to the lake. The outside set up was perfect for us. We spent every day on the boat dock. We had 7 children ages 2 to 16 and everyone had a blast. Fishing, swimming, floating off the dock were great. The kids loved jumping off the upper level! The beach and backyard activities were used everyday. Kids loved riding bikes and we all walked on the quiet streets every morning. The house was nice as well, but other than sleeping and making dinner we were outside the entire trip. Rick was helpful and responsive and would recommend this house for anyone who loves the water and being outdoors!!
Beautiful home. Wonderful sandy beach front. Very nice boat dock, with fun second level to jump from , very nice strong swing on dock with fan to enjoy lots of room for large families , great selection of games outdoor activities to do not to far to grocery store neighbor very friendly /kind . Owner available for all needs gives updates as needed .
Great choice for a family reunion. We loved floating by the dock, jumping off the top deck, the fishing, and camp fires.
This was our second year staying at Patton’s Paradise! Our group included 6 adults and 4 kids ranging in age from 2-7. The beach was a fantastic option for the little ones wanting to play in the sand and the dock is absolutely amazing for everyone! The house is situated in a beautiful little cove off the main lake where you can float around, fish and just enjoy the beauty of Lake Gaston! This home offers something for everyone in our group! I highly recommend to anyone - We already booked for next year!
We happened to book this property during one of the worst summer rainstorms I can remember. That said, having a place like Patton's paradise was essential to keeping us happy. The interior is spacious and light with a great layout. We had two families sharing the property (5 kids, 4 adults) and we never felt cramped or on top of each other. Kitchen is stocked with all the tools you need. Good tv's with smart capabilities (netflix, amazon) so no need for firesticks. Once the weather broke the last few days we got to enjoy the best part of the property. The beach and boat house are simply fantasitc. So much fun!! Rick was great to work with and very easy to get a hold of. Highly recommend this place and plan to come back!
Great place on the lake and perfect accommodations! We loved it all! Rick is helpful and available with any questions during the stay. We'll be back!!
Beautiful spot and the new dock is excellent.
Very nice stay!
Beautiful home great location. Although we went at the end of winter beginning of spring if you was awesome. Very quiet and relaxing. There was a kayak and paddleboard available to take out which we took advantage of. Bicycles to ride around on ping pong, foosball lots of fun things to do.
Owner response excellent! Had an issue w internet and tv upon arrival (big football watching family) and he addressed it immediately! Place was perfect! Great location and kitchen well stocked w all necessities.
This property is very well cared for and perfect for families. There are lots of things to do at the house itself, plus a beach and amazing dock house for water activities.
We had so much fun staying at this house. We spent the entire time on the dock- between the fridge, fans and furniture you really don’t need to leave. Everything was great!
We were there for the weekend with one other family and the lake house was perfect. You can't beat the deck sitting over the water. We've already made plans to return next year.
This is the second time renting this property with my family and as before, not disappointed in anyway. The owners where easy to reach out to and very accommodating. Already going over dates with my family for next year. You could spend the whole time just on the dock, but the rest of the house will not disappoint as well.
I have to tell you this place is heaven on earth. It was exceeded our expectations! The dock is perfect allowing people who do and don’t want sun to hang out. The furniture and fans on the dock make it the place to hang out for the entire day. The cove is perfect for floating and paddle board. As a runner I so enjoyed the roads and views. This place is fully stocked with everything you need ages 1-100. Owner is amazing as well as super timely. This place is a treasure!
Patton's place was beautiful from the house to the dock! There is something for all ages from the beach to the dock to the outside badminton and ping pong. The kitchen supplied our every need and there is plenty of space for a large family to eat. The neighbors are very friendly and the water in the cove was calm. The Patton's detailed information about the house and area left no questions unanswered. Would love to stay there again!
We have rented properties on the lake now for several years. This house surpassed all expectations! Location couldn't have been better. It's in a cove within a cove, so your boat and skis are rarely subjected to wakes. You are three minutes by ski to Washburn Marina in case you need more eggs for breakfast. Yes, I made it back without breaking an egg :). Also, you are about a 6-7 minute pontoon ride to Wobble Island. We spent a lot of time there. The beach area was nice, but the dock and the boathouse area is where we spent all of our time. It's pretty awesome:) There is a fridge on the dock for drinks, ice cream and popsicles. The young kids spent all their time swimming off the dock and the teenagers and college kids jumped off the second deck. Cell phone coverage wasn't good, but wifi was good in the house and ok at the dock. Overall, Patton's Paradise was a hit and we are hoping they will have us back next year!
We could not have been more pleased with our stay at Patton’s Paradise! The house was fantastic for our group of 6 adults and 4 children under 5. The location on the lake was wonderful and the dock was hands down perfect. We have had many requests for the booking info just based on our pictures alone. Book this property - you won’t be let down!
Nice, clean house. Larger that pics indicate. Dock is great with bar and furniture. If you have kids, the sandy beach is unique since most places on the lake have rip rap or bulkhead. Great spot.
We had a great time with our family staying at this property. The home had everything we needed to be comfortable during out stay. Highly recommend.
In our group of 3 families that we vacation with all the kids are boys. They range in age from 2- 18. Not a complaint in the house! This property has what you need for everyone. Plenty of room inside and out. Nice beach and dock outside where we spent every minute of our day. Nice quiet wide cove where we were comfortable with the kids swimming, jumping, and paddleboarding. Lots of turtles, heron, and fish to watch all day. The kitchen was a great size to cook for everyone, 2 living areas, and plenty of beds. Only thing to note is both full baths are upstairs. Half bath in basement and outdoor shower is what the boys in the basement used.
Great stay, the dock and sandy beach were really awesome. The kids loved all the things we could do in the backyard. There were only two showers in the home but there is an outdoor shower and honestly, we came to be outside. I would recommend.
We had great time at Pea Hill Retreat. This house is in a great location. The dock was new and very spacious with plenty covered area and non covered area to relax. The sandy beach was great for the kids. The house was updated and plenty of room for 12 people. It was very nice to be able to use the kayak and the paddle board that the owner provides. We would definitely come back in the future.
This property was perfect for our family of 12. We range in age from nearly 2 up to 67. The house was very comfortable and well supplied with linens, kitchen items, games, movies, and more. Half of our group was under the age of 8, so the beach area was especially perfect. The slope of the lake at the beach is gentle, giving our emerging swimmers plenty of safe play area. The new pier/boat house is really nice, too. The water at the end of the pier is plenty deep, allowing for water play for swimmers and for boating. The kayak and paddleboard were lots of fun. The yard was great...flat and grassy in the front, gently sloping and grassy in the back. Lots of space for yard play. The house is located on a quiet street, so we also enjoyed letting our children ride their bikes under supervision. We only have good things to say about this property!!
Perfect place & wonderful location....we had a place in Indian Rock for 32 years & sold it about 3 years ago...coming back for the first time was very nostalgic . The beach was perfect, the kayak , & paddle board was really put to use!!! We had an age spread form 1 year old to 71 year old, everyone totally enjoyed. We played ping pong & bad mitten , something we hadn't done in years. With the 1 yr. old we could sit right in the water at the edge & let her crawl from the blanket to water & back again. The outside shower was a real plus also. The owner Rick Patton could not have been any nicer, friendly neighbors, very quiet cove, & just very relaxing. I can't say enough nice things about our experience. We will definitely hope to return again. Thanks again Rick for sharing with us .
Pea Hill Retreat had it all--loved the sandy beach with mix of shade and sun all day. All 16 of us spent at great deal of time on the sand as well as in the lake. Enjoyed S'mores over the campfire on the beach and the two person kayak and paddle board were a nice addition. The house was very clean and spacious. Rick was very responsive and helpful. Highly recommend and hope to return!
This house is absolutely perfect. The beach and private cove allowed us to just lounge around on floats, sit on the beach or read on the private dock! They also have a hammock under the trees that my 20 year old daughter spent most of her time in accompanied by her phone. We kayaked and paddle board around the quiet calm waters of the cove. The size of the house, updates and beautiful lake life decoration are really not reflected in the pictures. My daughters friend took an awesome 1 hour long wake boarding lesson at AF Wake and he definitely got his money's worth (slept the rest of the day). We made the short drive to the Rosemont Winery and had a great time tasting and learning about their wine. My husband felt he needed an emergency haircut (always a stuggle with the thickness & cowlicks) so he went to the only salon we saw in Lake Gaston Shannon and Company and he received the best haircut he has ever had. Went to Wake Board Willies almost every night for ice cream and oh my thighs it was good. The owner of this home was one of the easiest I have worked with on VRBO. Thank you for sharing your home with me and my family. It was the best most relaxing vacation we have had in a long time.
We had a wonderful vacation and Rick was awesome to work with. Very fast response time. There was things to do for every age group. The neighbor was very nice and helpful. We spent most of our days on the beach area and in the water. We would recommend this property to everyone, large and small families. We will definitely go back. No regrets. Awesome. Thanks again Rick.
My family thoroughly enjoyed staying at Pea Hill Retreat! The home is lovely and perfect for a family vacation. The lake is beautiful and the location of the house in a quiet cove helped make our stay one that we will remember!
Such a fantastic location with the rare sandy beach makes this property ideal for families with kids a wide range of ages. It's a comfortable home and has everything we need throughout the week, and it's close enough to stores that we're able to get any essentials we run low on. We pretty much love everything about it.
My family and I just got back from a fantastic week at the Pea Hill Retreat. I'm not much of a cliché guy, but the pictures do not do the house and property appropriate justice! The property is in a quiet section of the BEST cove on the lake. The cove was actually so great that we spent hardly any time out in the main part of the lake. The cove was sooo huge that there was plenty of room for tubing and water skiing. As a splurge, we hired a bass fishing charter, and he also never left the cove b/c he said it was the best fishing on the lake, and it is where he brings all his customers. The house has fantastic views, a fantastic dock, a big yard, a beach with shallow entrance to the water for little ones, and deep enough water off the dock to jump off the roof deck. It was pretty warm all week for us (upper 80s and 90s), but the property has a great combo of sun and shade that is was never an issue. There is a double kayak and paddle board which were great. Simply perfect! I admit I am a bit addicted to HomeAway and VRBO, and have rented multiple lake houses over the last several years, as well as multiple properties abroad in France, Belgium and London. I do an almost embarrassing amount of research until I find the perfect home for my family and this is it I promise you! House is clean and very spacious. Furniture is extremely comfortable in the living areas and the house amenities (both inside and out) are exceptional. Rick was great to work with, and clearly takes a lot of pride in his property and in making sure his guests have a great stay (Thanks Rick for sharing your piece of paradise with me and my family.) Regards, Dave
It was a pleasure working with the owner of this property. Pictures do this home justice. This home was perfect for our 3 families and everyone had an ample amount of space. We had an amazing time and our daughters enjoyed their first lake and boat trip. The neighbors on both side were so friendly and suggested things for us to do and places to eat. We would definitely rent again and highly recommend this home.
This was a perfect vacation lake house for our family. There was plenty of room for everyone on this popular lake section. Like one of the other reviewers said the outside shower was a hit for several in our group. The online interior pictures of the house did not do them justice. Each room was decorated beautifully and spotless. One of the reasons we choose this house was because of the spacious beach. We had a 2 year old and a 6 month old in our group and who enjoyed every moment of the sand and water. We could not have asked for better weather the week we stayed at Gaston. The owner was very easy to work with and offered his Kayak for our use during the stay as well as the badminton set and Ping-Pong table which we enjoyed. Thank you for sharing your home with us and allowing us to make some wonderful family memories. We hope to be able to do this again next summer.
The sandy beach is the highlight of this property, especially with small children. The house is very comfortable, and we had all the amenities we needed. The only challenge is that the showers are only on the 3rd level, but the outside shower was a bonus--fully functional and accommodated our tall family members.
Our family and friends enjoyed this vacation immensely. We are already planning to come back next year! The dock has plenty of room to hang out and the kids loved jumping off the top of the boathouse roof. The water was wonderful and refreshing. The house is big and the basement was wonderful for all the teens to hang out in.
Nice home with plenty of space for a big family. The cove is quiet and the dock allows for plenty of people to hang out, swim, and access the lake.