Still Waters Refuge | Main Lake Luxury with Spectacular Sunset Views!

Bracey, Virginia

Still. Waters. Refuge. These three words describe the lifestyle you'll enjoy while on vacation in a luxurious cottage on the lake. This craftsman-style home features BREATHTAKING SUNSETS on an expansive area of Lake Gaston! WINDOWS GALORE greet you the moment you walk into the home reminding you of why you came. Bright & airy living spaces with vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan allow you to truly relax and decompress. Living spaces transition seamlessly into a fully stocked culinary kitchen with large center island, wine cooler, granite countertops and hickory hardwood floors! A casual breakfast bar seats 6 comfortably. Two additional tables (6 and 4) seat up to 10 more inside. More options are available with exterior seating for 10 more! TWO private master suites (1 on main and 1 in basement) with spacious rooms allow for intimate "getaway" time even when hosting large groups. Remaining sleeping areas have either Queen, Twin or Bunk beds with endless options for ensuring kids and adults have appropriate spaces. The walk-out basement is a perfect place to flop for kids young and old offering plenty to do for large groups even on rainy days! Enjoy a game of pool, TV in the living area, a game of cards or board games at a dedicated gaming table or just relax and watch the kids entertain themselves! THEN...there's the BOATHOUSE!!! Many guests spend their entire time at this fabulous dock reading, sun bathing, swimming, boating, eating and talking while the sun sets on another perfect day. This unique dock area is equipped with swinging chairs and cheerfully colored Adirondak chairs for comfortable casual setting to kick back, relax and soak in the sunsets! Want to deepen that tan? Grab a drink and head topside to the party deck. Feel like you need to get up and move around a bit? Why not set off on an adventure and explore nearby coves, islands and wildlife with the kayaks provided for your enjoyment! All this and more, is conveniently located close to Wal-Mart, Food Lion, gas stations, restaurants, marina, dog boarding and local winery. Just 5 minutes off of I-85 between Raleigh & Richmond.

Nearest Boat Launch (10 min): Holly Grove Marina, Bracey, VA 
Nearest Grocery: Dollar General Store, Bracey, VA (5 min)  or  Walmart, South Hill, VA (15 min) 



  • Waterfront
  • Lake


  • Laundromat


  • Water View


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


  • Not Sure


  • Not Sure


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Living Room


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen


  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Pool Table


  • Lawn/Garden


  • Family


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Smoke Detector

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 20


Cancellation Policy

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

10 Reviews


    5/5 Stayed May 26, 2021
    Submitted Jun 1, 2021

    Great time great house in a great spot on the lake!

    Stillwater Refuge

    5/5 Stayed May 21, 2021
    Submitted May 23, 2021

    Had a blast, lovely view, beautiful house and nice and peaceful! Would definitely rent again in the future.

    Excellent Choice

    5/5 Stayed Sep 4, 2020
    Submitted Sep 7, 2020

    Fabulous stay over a long weekend. Plenty of room for everyone and very nicely appointed. The kitchen was very well stocked for all our needs. The boat house was fabulous and access to the float toys Kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and float mats were a welcome. Very responsive when we had questions or when we needed maintenance work. Highly recommend!

    Beautiful home, beautiful views

    5/5 Stayed Aug 6, 2020
    Submitted Aug 20, 2020

    Well stocked, plenty of room for the whole family. Nice outdoor space, large kitchen & gathering areas. We will be adding this home to the list to revisit every year.

    Great week!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 25, 2020
    Submitted Aug 1, 2020

    It’s 2020, what could possibly go right?!? Still Waters Retreat! Huge house allowed for plenty of social distancing! From the kitchen to the dock this house was stocked. Everyone had a great week in a year where not much has gone right. Thank you!


    1/5 Stayed Jul 18, 2020
    Submitted Aug 5, 2020

    My husband and I rented a house at Lake Gaston from July 18-25 through Les and Bonnie Burleson. First time at the lake, excited for a nice relaxing week away from all of life’s current stresses. The house we paid for was on the main lake, had 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bath rooms and slept 20. The whole down stairs was a game room with a pool table and game table, tiki bar on the dock, the works.. it was awesome. Plenty of space for friends and family to come visit throughout the week. We received a text with the code to enter the door and notifying us that the place was ready around 330 on Saturday. We got there, unloaded the car and left our 13yr old daughter and her friend while we went to pick up our pre-ordered groceries. As we pulled in the driveway 45 min later, my daughter is calling me, frantic, telling me there is another family there moving in…… Now it’s a standoff… there were about 16 of them from all over the country and only 4 of us at the time. Arguments about who booked first and who traveled the furthest. We contact Les, he was apologetic and although the mix up seemed to be on the other families end, we still had to move. He contacted another renter on the lake and got us a house to stay in temporarily. Supposedly just as nice if not better.. It was 930 before we got to the second house.. after we had unpacked and repacked just a few hours ago, we unpack again. He arranged this house as a temporary stay until a house on the main lake was available on Tuesday. This arrangement was made through another realtor on the lake, who had no obligation to attempt to help us, but she did. This house was comparable in size, but it was in the woods on a creek off the lake and the water was infected with an algae bloom. We could not get in the water and even sitting on the dock was uncomfortable because there was a man wading waste high in the water all day Sunday and Monday literally raking the algae off the top of the water. Les offered to take us to dinner by boat to help make up for our situation. He was going to pick us up at 630 and take us to Waterview, a very upscale steak and seafood restaurant. He arrived at 730 in his dirty pontoon, got to Waterview close to 830 and they could not seat us.. he took us across the lake to a sea food shack with no AC where we ate a mediocre meal. All the while he’s promising us a better house in a couple days and a boat and/or jet skils It was Tuesday afternoon before we were in a house with a

    Beautiful and great for a large family of various ages

    5/5 Stayed Jun 27, 2020
    Submitted Jul 3, 2020

    Our family had a great time on the lake. There was plenty of room for kids and adults. Lots of helpful kitchen items. Plenty of amenities. Would definitely go again! FYI the listing does not show the 6th bedroom. It is a small room with a full bed and a bunk bed (no closet).

    Great Property Manager Les

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

    Beautiful, large property. Well kept. Bracey is a pretty sparse town. If you like lake activities, great place with amazing boat dock. We really enjoyed being there and the property manager Les was always there to help when we had a question or small issue.

    5 Star Property!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 15, 2019
    Submitted Aug 18, 2019

    Great house, super clean, awesome dock bar, we will be back!

    Excellent Vacation Spot

    5/5 Stayed Aug 9, 2019
    Submitted Aug 11, 2019

    We had a group that spent a weekend there. Great setting, large comfortable house, and the boathouse/tiki bar is outstanding! Fairly easy to pick up supplies you need or may have forgotten. Just a few minutes off I-85


      Bracey, Virginia

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