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Lake Escape - Family-Friendly Retreat - Stunning Unobstructed Views

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs2
Space 4,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Custom Built Lakefront Vacation Property

Looking for an escape to the lake? Whether you need a week or just a weekend, we have just what you are looking for. This lakefront custom built home has unobstructed lake views from the main floor with a glass rail system surrounding the veranda. With 6 bedrooms 4 full baths and 2 half baths, there is plenty of room for everyone. There are two screened porches, one off the dining room, great for the group and a private one off of one of the master bathrooms that makes a great private get-away.

There are two master bedrooms with queen size beds and private bathrooms located on the main floor, along with main living areas; entry from the four car carport is on the main floor. We have a well stocked kitchen, huge living room overlooking the lake, and an extra large dining room table. Outside downstairs has a covered porch with picnic table and plenty of seating in the shade for watching boating, swimming, or yard games.

We have an abundant “game closet” including, among other things, a kickball, a soccer ball, and a badminton set. Play in our huge, grassy yard, great for all kinds of games. There is sun and fun galore with a large dock for swimming and fishing and a sundeck on top with lounge chairs for the sun worshipers. The boathouse is equipped with life jackets, noodles, and floats for daytime fun. It also includes an iPod connection, speakers, and nighttime lighting for your enjoyment. If your family enjoys the quiet of evenings around the fire roasting hot dogs and marshmallows for s’mores and singing songs, or telling ghost stories, we have a large fire pit; just bring your own wood. Just a side note, if you have never seen the night sky filled with stars because you live in the glow of city lights, you have got to experience it. It is truly magnificent! If you happen to have a rainy day, we have you covered. There are plenty of board games, card games, a PlayStation 2, DVD's, wireless internet and our personal favorite, karaoke.

The “Lake Escape” is located in Tanglewood Shores Golf and Country Club, just 6 miles off Interstate 85, Exit 4 in southern Virginia. Your rental includes access to the recreation area which includes a boat ramp, beach, roped off swimming area, children’s playground, grills, picnic tables, covered picnic shelter, volleyball court and basketball court. There is access to the community swimming pool and 9 hole golf course for an additional cost. Grocery stores, a marina with outdoor dining and boat rentals, local restaurants and Rosemont Winery are only a short drive away.

Come find your “Lake Escape” at Lake Gaston. Make some memories.

“Lake Escape” motto: Live every moment, laugh every day, love beyond words.

Make your reservations early to ensure you first choice of weeks. Short notice rentals are available, contact manager for more information.

More Details

Property Manager
Faith Edwards
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Faith Edwards

In 1997 my parents, Cindy and Eddie Edwards, purchased the lot and in 2002 decided to build the house we have today. My mother custom designed the house and my father built it as a place for our extended family to vacation together. As all of the kids got older, Lake Escape got used less and less so they decided to rent it out. If we couldn't enjoy it, someone should! When they decided to rent it out, I was going in to college to get a degree in Business Administration so they made managing the property my little project. With all that being said, I grew up in this house and I believe I could answer just about any question you may have so if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask! I look forward to working with you!

Please feel free to call/text me with questions:

(919) 673-4986

Faith Edwards purchased this house in 1997


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bracey in Mecklenburg County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Master Bath 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private bath off 1st Master Bath, double walk-in shower
    Master Bath 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private bath off master bedroom 2 with walk-in shower
    Main Floor Half Bath - Toilet , Located on the main floor, convenient to major living areas
    Lower Floor - Aqua Blue and Kid-Friendly Jack n' Jill Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shared with Aqua Blue and Kid-Friendly bedrooms
    Lower Floor - Peachy Sunrise and Sky Blue Jack n' Jill Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared with Peachy Sunrise and Sky Blue Bedrooms
    Lower Floor Half Bath - Toilet , Located on bottom floor, convenient to living areas and yard
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom 1 - Main Floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private screened porch, ensuite with walk in shower
    Master Bedroom 2 - Main Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , Large closet, ensuite with walk-in shower
    Kid-Friendly Bedroom - Lower Floor - 2 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Bunk bed-single (top) futon (bottom),Single water bed, futon
    Sky Blue Bedroom - Lower Floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 39" smart TV, shared bath with Peachy Sunrise bedroom
    Peachy Sunrise Bedroom - Lower Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , Water bed, 39" smart TV, shared bath with Sky Blue bedroom
    Aqua Blue Bedroom - Lower Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Includes 32" smart TV and shared bathroom with Kid-Friendly
  • In addition to our 6 spacious bedrooms, we also have a queen size pull-out sofa bed in the living room on the lower floor as well as 2 additional twin size air mattresses and 2 queen size air mattresses.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Lake Escape - Family-Friendly Retreat - Stunning Unobstructed Views
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 33 reviews

A Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at this home. The facilities were sufficient for our large family and the location was quiet and very peaceful. The Property Manager, Ms Faith Edwards, was a extremely accommodating and super quick to respond to all of our questions. There was plenty of room for everyone and the house was very comfortable. It rained during our entire stay, so I don't think we were able to enjoy ALL of the outside possibilities for fun. We would love to return and would recommend this home to anyone needing a fun, relaxing, comfortable place to stay right on the lake! Our experience here was definitely a blessing to me, my family, and the guests who came to celebrate with us! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious and well stocked!

  • 5 of 5

Several girlfriends and I rented this beautiful home for a weekend. We were not prepared for how beautiful, spacious, and serene it would be in person. The owner has thought of everything that a guest would need. The modern and large kitchen offered every gadget possible and we had such a great time cooking in it. The grounds keeping was pristine, the views of the lake were gorgeous and the boathouse provided a fantastic place for us to enjoy the sun and water. We highly recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Escape was MORE than we could ever imagine for our Women's Retreat!!!! Faith is AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at Lake Escape was just what we needed to Restore & Renew. Our Women's Retreat theme was "The Secret Place" and Lake Escape provided us with so much peace. The views of the Lake are "priceless". The amenities met ALL of our needs. Faith is an Amazing person to work with. Her hospitality was AWESOME. We are Truly grateful for our experience.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome lake getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a great weekend at Lake Escape in September. The pictures of the house don’t do it justice - the views of the lake, the amount of space in the house, the huge yard and large dock house. Perfect!

Anything we could have wanted for our stay was provided. We had 20 people - including 11 kids under the age of 10 and there was plenty of room, a dock house full of life vests, two fully stocked kitchens, tons of toys and movies for the kids, and enough room for adults to enjoy themselves as well. Everyone loved jumping off the dock and swimming in front of the house - and it was great to be so close to the little park with the beach, playground, and dock with a water slide right down the road (or a paddle boat ride away).

Faith was awesome to work with and responded to all my questions within hours leading up to the trip.Our family is still talking about how fun it was - we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will be back

  • 4 of 5

Communication with property manager was great. All things were as presented on the website

View was spectacular. Some minor cosmetic issues but nothing unlivable. Kitchen was nicely stocked. A few mattresses may need upgraded but overall we'd be back!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

We stay at this same home 2 years ago and had a great time. The home is set up perfect for our large family. This year we were so disappointed. We had to clean the thick mold out of the bathrooms. The down stairs bedroom carpet was soaked making the whole downstairs smell really bad of mold. The owner spent several hours cutting the carpet out of the room our second day trying to help with the smell. There were more spiders than we could count. Several children got bit during the night while sleeping. The carpets are disgusting. The porch carpets are covered in a thick slimy mold. Dishwasher was broke for 5 days, we had to wash dishes for 20 people while on vacation. Woke up one morning to all our food warm in the refrigerator. Had to throw a lot of it out. The air conditioner downstairs did not work. We called the owners several times about it and they never did anything about it. We slept in 85+ degrees, it was awful. The worst thing was one of our young child came out of the bedroom with a used condom in her hand. She found it laying on the floor 1/2 under a piece of furniture.

It is really sad to see how fast a home can go down hill when not cared for properly. If the owners would pay a cleaning company to come in and clean it for them as well as hire an exterminator to spray for bugs, this place could be nice. It really stunk that we waited around for repair men and the owners calls everyday. We took great care of their home while we were there, showing them respect. Wish they showed us the same respect. This was a vacation from HELL! We met with the owners to discuss all our problems from the week and they gave us 15% back. REALLY!!! Never again! We won't go there again for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review (reference #19849743) is like all coins, there are always two sides. Unfortunately there were some issues that arose, all of which were handled expeditiously and with respect. The 15% refund that was referred to was negotiated and agreed upon by both parties prior to them checking out. Three weeks after checkout (and after the original agreed upon refund check was cashed) we received a letter containing the statement “I am suggesting that you consider sending more of a reimbursement to stop any further action from us. I am expecting a total of 50%...” Whether their motivation behind this review is to inform, or something else we will let you decide however we at Lake Escape stand behind our reputation and will let all other experiences and reviews speak for themselves.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Raleigh - Durham International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tanglewood Shores Golf Association
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Flip Flop's Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
125 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

Rosemont Vineyard and Winery is located about 5 miles from Lake Escape


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bracey, Southern Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2018 In-Season
31 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
4th of July
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2018 In-Season
8 Jul 2018 - 28 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Labor Day
29 Aug 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 Fall Mid-Season
6 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £59.48
**Cleaning Fee £169.4 + Tax

Until rental contract is received, all rates and fees are subject to change without notice. Failure to send signed contract within 10 days of deposit may result in forfeiture of deposit and loss of reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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