reviews for: listing #21632 - Lake Anna, Virginia House rental

KindredSpirits-Waterfront#1,WiFi,Linens,Beach,Crib,ChgCard
  • bedrooms  4
  • pool  no
  • type  House
  • baths  2
  • hot tub  no
  • community  Childs Cove
  • sleeps  8
  • pets allowed  no
  • rates (USD) $2,347 - $2,347 /wk

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Aug 11, 2012 Guest

Review submitted: August 23, 2012   Date of arrival: August 11, 2012

Donna, Randy and Colby

Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful home. We had a great time. We enjoyed the dock and the water. We had fun tubing and skiing. We also had fun fishing and swimming. The house is perfect . We hope to come again soon.

Joe, Kim, Sierra and Blake

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Aug 4 2012 Guest

Review submitted: August 23, 2012   Date of arrival: August 4, 2012

Thank you for sharing your home with us. We had a great time. The kids enjoyed fishing, swimming and exploring under water. They thought it was really cool to be able to swum with the fish and be able to pet them under water. It was a very relaxing and peaceful here. It was nice to get away from the busy city and relax.

Thanks
Jeff, Celeste, Mackenzie, McKayla, Elijah and Jaden

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Guest July 21, 2012

Review submitted: August 13, 2012   Date of arrival: July 14, 2012

Dear Donna, Randy and Colby,

Thank you for letting us stay in your home. We had a very fun and relaxing vacation. The kids had a great time fishing off the docks, swimming on the lake and touring and tubing in the boat we rented. We saw Elvis many times, though he was elusive when we had our camera ready. We appreciated the well stocked kitchen, video library and books. This was truly a vacation we'll remember. We look forward to returning to Kindred Spirits.

Truly
Christina, Brian, Aidan,
Kieran & Fiona

Owner Comment: Please note that Elvis is our local heron that likes to visit the docks. We very much enjoyed the art work the kids left us of Elvis. He is a very beautiful bird for sure!

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Guest June 30, 2012

Review submitted: August 13, 2012   Date of arrival: June 23, 2012

Randy, Donna & Colby,

Thank you again for allowing us to vacation in your lovely home!! This is our 2nd year in your home and our 4th on the lake. There is no doubt in our family's mind that we have enjoyed your home the most! This week was lovely and relaxing. My parents joined us this year and fell in love with your home as well! We look forward to more years spent here at the lake and hopefully in the comforts of your beautiful location.

Alan, Stacy, Emily, Erin & Morgan
Karen & Turner

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Memorial Day Weekend 2013

Review submitted: June 18, 2012   Date of arrival: May 25, 2012

Guest Comment Entered By Homeowner:

Thank you so much for letting my family and I stay at your beautiful lake house. Everything was perfect, we all loved it. We left you a rooster bottle opener in appreciation! Once again thank you.

Monica and Family

Rank 4 (Per the article we leave at the house called: A Perfect 4!How do you rate your day at the cabin? By Mike Wilkus)

Thank you
We had so much fun.
Your lake house was so fun!

Monica's Kids

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July 9, 2011

Review submitted: July 10, 2011   Date of arrival: July 2, 2011

This is our first visit to Lake Anna as well as Kindred Spirits at Childs Cove. Our family was very excited to spend a week in "Paradise" and we were not disappointed. Swimming every day, boating, tubing, relaxation with family, everything we expected and more.

Thank you, your passion for creating a comfortable family vacation home for others to enjoy has been met and exceeded. Thank you Donna, Randy and Colby for sharing your family home with ours.

All the best.
Jeff and Family

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June 25 to July 2, 2011

Review submitted: July 7, 2011   Date of arrival: June 25, 2011

What a wonderful time on Lake Anna this year!! This is our 3rd yr on the lake and 3rd house. Donna and Randy's house is by far the best we have stayed in from the location all the way down to the comforts of home.

Our trip didn't start off the best, left later than we wanted and got stuck in the driveway - boat and car!! Thankfully, Mr. Bob was here to help pull us out!!!Randy and Donna were only a phone call away as well and continued to call us until they wre sure we were settled and ok!

Lost an anchor the following day and realized we had forgotten all our fishing gear.......... a few $'s later, we finally got to enjoy our much needed vacation!

We had the perfect week.... quite, perfect weather with a few evening storms.

Thank you again for your hospitality and welcoming home!!! We hope to visit again next year :)

Alan, Stacy, Emily, Erin and Morgan

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Memorial Day 2011

Review submitted: July 7, 2011   Date of arrival: May 27, 2011

Dear Seeleys & Lockards,

Thanks again for a great weekend. As usual the house was wonderful. The weather once again perfect!! This is our 5th Memorial Day Weekend here at the lake - 4th at KSCC. We love it and hate to leave each time.

Thanks again.

The Kearnerys and Livicks

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Kindred Spirits - Aug 14 - 21 2010

Review submitted: August 27, 2010   Date of arrival: August 14, 2010

We loved our stay at Kindred Spirits in August, 2010. The home was as described on the internet and the pictures on the internet reflected the property well. All the decks with the house were great! The owners have maintained the home and property very well and the home was clean when we arrived. It was great to come to a place with all the towels out, the beds made (and ready to sleep in after a long drive) and to have a snack waiting for us! Also, having all the spices, sugar, flour etc made it great for cooking.
We loved using the boat slip as we brought our 17.5 foot boat and we really enjoyed the lake. We water-skied and also tubed on the lake and went to Anna Cabana on the lake to eat. If you want to be five minutes from a big grocery store this is not the place to be as it was a little remote and is great for just spending time together with your family. We didn't go to Kings Dominion but I don't think it is too far from the home. Would recommend this to anyone wanting to be on a lake with a great view of the cove and part of the lake!

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

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Wetzel/Brown Review of Kindred Spirits

Review submitted: August 25, 2010   Date of arrival: August 7, 2010

Arriving at Kindred Spirits at Childs Cove was like walking into a 4-star Hotel. Our family was so impressed with the extra immenities the owners provided. There were bottles of wine in the wine cooler, ingredients to make s'mores and lots of little extras in the kitchen we did not expect. The bathrooms were supplied with cute little soaps on the counters and even mini bottles of shampoo, conditioner, bath wash etc. All of the beds in the house were made with 1st class sheets, blankets & pillows. There were lots of toys and a play station to keep the kids busy and every room had a television with dvd player or VCR. We found a huge selection of movies, books & magazines. We spent most of our time at the dock which was furnished with lots of chairs, sand toys and water toys. We brought our boat and jet skis which we were able to keep in the water the whole week thanks to the boat slip and tie-up areas. We cooked at home the entire week and found the kitchen to be fully stocked with everything we needed and the grill was huge and well maintained. The two things I loved the most was waking up in the morning, laying in bed and being able to have a beautiful view of the lake and having a very short walk from the house to docks. We were able to go back and forth between the house and dock without it being such a long walk or cumbersome trek up a hill. Honestly, I can not think of one thing we did not like about our vacation house. The entire week was stress free and relaxing. We've vacationed at Lake Anna for 15 years and stayed in many rentals and Kindred Spirits at Childs Cove was absolutely the BEST accomodations we've ever had. The owners of the home were very consientious about communication and made us feel like we were at home in their home. Kudos to the owners for offering such a wonderful home for vacation rental and providing 1st class immenities to their guests!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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July 24, 2010 Guest

Review submitted: August 5, 2010   Date of arrival: July 24, 2010

July 24 to July 31, 2010

Donna & Randy,

Having flown from the UK and feeling a little worn out on arrival, your fabulous house and Lake Anna were just what we needed and exceeded all our expectations. How wonderful to wake in the morning and look out of the window at such a lovely view. The lake was amazing for swimming. I couldn't believe how warm it was - I'm a coward with cold water so this was just great. The boys have enjoyed their time here too with swimming top of their list. No fishing or boating, but we enjoyed watching others do this - didn't see any fish being caught though. Interesting looking for wildlife - quite different from the UK - except for the squirrels - we've plenty of them back home!

This has been a lovely week in a fantastic place. Thanks.

Nick & Mandy -Devon UK
and Josh, Jamie & Tom

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June 19, 2010 Guest

Review submitted: July 28, 2010   Date of arrival: June 19, 2010

Your dock area is fantastic. The whole outdoor area was perfect for our family. The inside of your home is great, everything supplied. Our family enjoyed all. We had many laughs. Our oldest son and his family live 6 hours from the rest of us. The time we shared at your home was so fabulous for all of us. Thank you.

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July 3 Guest

Review submitted: July 25, 2010   Date of arrival: July 3, 2010

July 3 to July 10, 2010

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. The kids had a blast. Our husbands spent countless hours on the dock fishing. Can't say they caught much, but enjoyed it. Your home had everything we needed and was extremely kid-friendly which was so nice. We usually go to the Outer Banks for the 4th, but this was a nice change. We made lots of memories together and got lots of great...pictures. Thank you again.

God Bless
Samantha & Family

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June 26th Guest

Review submitted: July 4, 2010   Date of arrival: June 26, 2010

We came from many places to enjoy a family week and had a great time! We enjoyed swimming, fishing, boating and hanging out together. We had many great meals on the deck - especially celebrating Pop-pops 70th birthday!

Jen, Wally, Nick & Allie - Herndon VA
Galen, Kate & Jacobe - Denver CO
JoAnna - Portland OR
Tom & Leslie - Bonita Springs FL

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June 12th Guest

Review submitted: July 4, 2010   Date of arrival: June 12, 2010

To: The Seeley's

Thank you for letting us use your home. We enjoyed ourselves beyond belief! You truly have a little piece of heaven here! We enjoyed the lake - caught a HUGE bass and several bluegills and a few catfish. I will send pictures. My daughter drew this picture and brought it to me and said, "Mom, will you write a thank you on my picture and leave it on the fridge for the owners!" :) So here it is! Thank you again- we had a wonderful week!

Kara and Family

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Memorial Day 2010 Guest

Review submitted: June 6, 2010   Date of arrival: May 28, 2010

Thank you AGAIN for another wonderful weekend at Lake Anna. This is our 4th year coming over Memorial Day weekend and each year is just as much fun, if not more, than the previous year. This year we spent a lot of time at the fire pit. The older teenagers really enjoy that! Thanks again and we'll be back next year!

Moria, Family and Friends

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May Weekend Guest Comment 2010

Review submitted: June 6, 2010   Date of arrival: May 20, 2010

Our second visit to Kindred Spirits at Childs Cove was even better than our first a few years ago. The views are breathtaking!

We truly enjoyed the ease of using the dock for our boat, for fishing, for playing on the slide and for watching the world pass by.

We are already trying to nail down a date for our next visit!

Thanks again.
Terri and Family

My favorite part of Lake Anna is playing in the sand and water. I like to go boating. The bed is comfortable. The house is wonderful
Katie

My favorite part of Lake Anna was going boating.
Allie

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Comments from Owner Guestbook yr 2007

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: April 1, 2007

Thanks so much for the welcoming home, even Easter treats! The well equipped kitchen was a bonus too! The care you put into this home is obvious and makes it a special place to visit.

Being here in the spring had the following pluses; (1) the view of the lake was clear beacuse the leaves aren't out on the trees quite yet, (2) the cove and lake was very quiet because no one was around, and (3) bugs were a non-issue. I mention this in case summer visitors want to consider a spring trip.

The loft with PS2 was great for us. My son and his friend had a spot to hang out without interupting our tranquality. Very nice set up for a family.

How lucky can you get? We had consecutive 75 degree days with lots of sunshine.

Appreciate your thoughtfulness in all the little touches.

Cathy, John, June, Steve & Cory

Owner Comment: Lake Anna provides year round enjoyment. Each season offers something different and beautiful to see. Off season can provide more quiet, but being in a no-wake cove just slightly off the main lake can add to that quiet during the busy season as well (A great cove for little ones to swim, but deep water for boating). Regarding summer visits, please note that we have around the outside lake area tiki torches with citronella if there is any issue with bugs as sometimes happens near the water when it gets warmer, also we limb our trees often, leaving a large view of the water during all seasons (which you can see from our photos) but during the off season the canopy of leaves over the home is gone and you will notice more homes/neighbors that you didn't know existed. Again if you can visit Lake Anna other than summer, you will find it is just as much fun and as nice as then. Especially if you are able to come when there is a light snow dusting. What a winter wonderland it can become. The snow covering and the water just makes it a beautiful site. If you haven't tried Lake Anna between Sept- May it is a must!

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Comments from Owner Guestbook yr 2007

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: May 21, 2007

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Thank you for an enjoyable weekend. We had great weather and enjoyed our time in your home on the lake.

Laurel and Doug

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Comments from Owner Guestbook yr 2007

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: June 30, 2007

What a house! It truly was a "Home Away from Home". The kids loved every minute of it and we don't want to leave. Everything was beyond our expectations and we appreciate all the amenities which made it that much more enjoyable. The weather was great. The kids caught enough to stock another whole lake. Thanks again, it truly was a wonderful week!

Paul & Family

Guests Comments of Evaluation Card:

Impression of Childs Cove Community: Quiet, peacful, friendly and most important fun!

Remarks on Lake Anna: Beautiful Area

Places to Visit: Montpelier, Monticello, Fredericksburg

Recommended place for boat rental: Sturgeons

Other remarks: Home was beyond our expections, as close to perfect as you can get!

Paul

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Comments from Owner Guestbook yr 2007

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: July 7, 2007

Thank you for a wonderful week! Your home is lovely and we enjoyed and RELAXED- We appreciate all of the amenities you offered - I'll send you information on the "Bobber-Cooler!"

Robin & Tim, etal
6-30-07 to 7-7-07

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Comments from Owner Guestbook yr 2007

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: July 14, 2007

What a perfect house, a perfect view and a perfect beach. We had a wonderful week here at Kindred Spirits and look forward to returning. The kids had a blast on the beach, the grandparents enjoyed the hammock and everyone loved the beautiful house. The daddies especially liked the video games and the little ones enjoyed the stash of "new" and exciting toys! Thanks for everything!

Chris

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Comments from Owner Guestbook yr 2007

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: July 21, 2007

Our family had such a good time here! Our 2 yr old looked forward to every morning playing in the sand, riding on Grandpa's boat and learning to "swim" with her life vest on. Even our 3 mnth old enjoyed herself - especially all of the great baby stuff you provided! We had a great week of skiing, tubing, swimming and cards with out family. Thanks!

Jeremy, Becky, Rachel & Evelyn

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Comments from Owner Guestbook yr 2007

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: July 28, 2007

Thank you so much for opening your home to our family! We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more! We were able to enjoy some much needed family time. As I'm sure you know it can be crazy traveling with little guys, but all of your "extras" made it so much easier. We will be back!

Gretchen, Dave, Parker and Sawyer

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Comments from Owner Guestbook 2007

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: August 4, 2007

Wow! What a great vacation. My family totally loved the lake and loved your house. Thank you for all the extras. The sand area was awesome. Our kids played for hours in the sand area. Our three year old son- Matt (who is sometimes hard to get in a pool) actually swam in the lake and went tubing!!! Thanks for the wonderful time!

Dawn, Ray, Megan & Matt

Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation. We absolutely loved the lake, your house, the deck, dock etc. All three of our kids loved to fish (I will send you some pictures) everyone caught something off the dock. They loved the slide- that was fun. The sand had many sand castles made in it with many destructions. Your home was very comfortable, we slept well and felt very welcomed. Thank so much for everything. We will be back next year!!

Mike, Kathy, Austin, Ashley & Alex

I had fun going down the slide - Alec

I loved the seat and sandbox. Thank you!! Ashley

Donna,

Your house was simply wonderful, we had an absolute blast at the lake!!!! I wanted to send you a couple of pictures of my kids catching some fish off the dock. They loved it.

Thanks again.

Kathy

Evaluation form comments:
This is our first vist to Lake Anna, your home was awesome, better than expected.

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Comments for Owner Guestbook yr 2007

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: August 11, 2007

Our Lake Anna vacation was everything we'd hoped for - lots of fun family time and everyone having a great time in and on the water.

The house is beautiful and very "kid friendly" with toys, play station, high chairs, crib, etc. We had three generations here and everyone had a wonderful week. Mostly we just hung out at the house and swam in the lake. We did rent a pontoon boat one day and that was really fun.

Kyle and Nathan got really comfortable in the water and enjoyed the slide. Tesse and Cassidy spent a lot of time in the water and enjoyed the beach and sand toys.

Thanks for all the extras you provided. It really made us feel at home.

Bob & Barb, etc..........

P.S. I'll e-mail you a picture!

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Comments from Owner Guestbook yr 2008

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: March 28, 2008

Myself, 2 daughters, ages 9 and 5 along with my sister-in-law and her two children, ages 6 and 3 visited your lovely home the week of our Spring Break Mar 15-22. What a fantastic time we had. The weather was fabulous- too cold to go swimming but the girls tried out the water up to their knees. It was relaxing, calming and just pure serene---- all we heard was nature around us, no cars, sirens, helicopters or planes. We never heard once from the kids" WE ARE BORED' or "THERE IS NOTHING TO DO" The kids played in the sand area or when they were free from that fun, Hayley caught 2 catfish (pretty good size); Alex caught 2 Sunfish, (tiny but she was happy) and Lynsey caught one blugill ( tiny but she thought it was a whopper). It was so wonderful, the house and all the amenities in the whole house were really remarkable. The house was immaculate, the generous treasures that awaited us were tremendous, all the little extras made the house so wonderfully adapt --- you could just arrive, unpack your car and know that you can come in, sit down and be happy. The beds are made, towels in the bathroom, lotion, soap, shampooo all in the bathrooms not to mention all the extras in the fridge. The kids loved looking for Easter Eggs, and truley enjoyed the Easter Basket you left with all the goodies. They were just amazed with all the fun games, movies, and extras you had waiting for them to find. Such a sanctuary for peace and quiet. Donna, you and your family are so gracious to share such your wonderful place with others. Thanks so much for lettin us rent your fabulous home, If I had not rented a home in the outer banks this summer, I would book this house NOW!!!!! Will definately be back next Spring Break. Thanks again for Everything! Could not find a more tranquil or ready for you place on the lake if you tried!

With Greatest Thanks
Pam & Family

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Comments from Owner Guestbook yr 2008

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: May 5, 2008

We could not have asked for a more perfect house and view. The house was very well stocked and we appreciated all of the extras that were left for our use.

The children really enjoyed the sand area and loved being able to fish off of the dock. Our oldest daughter caught (11) fish during our stay.

Thank you again for opening up your beautiful home...we wish we would have found it sooner!

Terri

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Comments from Owner Guestbook yr 2008

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: June 14, 2008

Thank you for a wonderful week; it was enjoyed by all! children, grandchildren and grandparents! We appreciated the well equipped home and all the personal touches. It was especially thoughtful to receive a call from Randy and Donna upon our arrival :) The sign at the enterance that reads "Caution, Relaxation Ahead" is truly accurate!!

Todd, Barbara, Ellen, Phil, Samuel, Anna, Andrew and Meghan

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Comments from Owner Guestbook yr 2008

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: June 21, 2008

Thanks for a great vacation! We have stayed at several places on Lake Anna over the years and this one is "Tops"! *****'s (5 stars) You have a beautiful home and have made it so inviting and relaxing. Especially enjoyed the beautiful shade trees all around. There's something for everyone to enjoy- inside and out.

We had a great time!!!!

Sincerely,

Hal, Shirley, John, Leslie, Ben and Meredith

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Comments from Owner Guestbook yr 2008

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: July 26, 2008

Your attention to detail is evident in the many practical comforts included in Kindred Spirits. Worthy of note are the cozy cotton linens and the well-stocked kitchen. The little "extras" around the house really come in handy! I never thought I could forget baby wipes! You have a great stash.

We had a relaxing week of family connection time. We even enjoyed the rainy days so we could play games like Clue!

Michael, Michelle, Bridget, Karlyn, Tim, Gretchen, Liam and Eamon

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Comment from Owner Guestbook yr 2008

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: August 2, 2008

Thank you for the wonderful week on the lake. Your home is beautiful and we really appreciate how well stocked it was. A huge plus is how child friendly your home is; from the baby items to video games for older kids (and Dads!)

We wish that it was possible to spend another week lounging on your wonderful decks.

Thanks again-

Peter, Rachel & Joey 8-2-2008 to 8-9-2008 visit

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Comments from Owner Guestbook yr 2008

Review submitted: February 10, 2010   Date of arrival: August 9, 2008

We had a wonderful time! Our 18 month old, Lily, summed it up when we first arrived - we opened the living room blinds and took in the view of the lake and she could not stop staying, "WOW"

The weather was beautiful and we spent our days swimming, boating and relaxing on the deck. We especially loved the hanging chairs though once we were in we weren't sure we'd get out!

The house is lovely and very well equipped. It's obvious how much care is taken to make sure guests have an ideal vacation. Thank you for sharing your home!

Kelly, Tom & Lily
8-9-2008 to 8-16-2008 visit

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Comments from Owner Guestbook for 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: May 22, 2009

5-22-2009 to 5-25-2009 Memorial Day Weekend!!

Thanks again for a wonderful visit. The home is just great with all your special touches. We enjoy the deck area the best - not many on the lake as nice as yours!

We would definitely recommend to other people.

Moira
Repeat Guests - 2nd yr

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Comments from Owner Guestbook for 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: May 29, 2009

We stayed at the home for a weekend at the end of May. We could not have asked for a better place. The house is beautiful and has everything you could need or want. The outside area is amazing! We were able to put our boat in the water right there using the private boat dock and keep the boat tied up at the house. We went hiking in the state park and wine tasting at a local winery. This is the perfect house to rent for a getaway. The only complaint I have is that we didn't get to stay long enough. Donna was wonderful to rent from and easy to get ahold of. I would recommend this home to anyone and I plan to stay there again.

Brooke

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Comments from Owner Guestbook 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: June 13, 2009

We always travel to stay with family or friends. We needed a vacation for just our family this year. What a fabulous and relaxing time we had! The house has everything and more! The home is beautiful- very clean, neat, organized and very comfortable. It's a perfect home for children. One wakes up with a gorgeous view of the lake. The cove where the home is has clean, deep water and always felt safe. There's a slide for the kids (us adults went off of it also). The sandbox is huge! The kids spent lots of time in it. We took along our canoe to explore the edges of the open part of the lake. During the week the lake is calm and pretty quiet. From the inside of the home, there's pretty much a lake view from the entire house. The decks are beautiful and well kept. One of the things we really liked was the many, many different seating areas. A small back deck (porch), lake-front upper deck, middle deck and lower deck. They all have seating areas. There are 2 air chairs, a bench swing, a hammock and about 3 picnic tables.

We don't have one negative comment about this home - and I'm a picky person - well, just one, that we couldn't stay another week!

Enjoy!!!!
Kim

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Comments from Owner for 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: June 20, 2009

June 20 to June 27, 2009

What a beautiful treasure you have here at Lake Anna. This was our first trip to your lake and I feel sure it will not be our last! I am not sure you could make your home more enjoyable if you tried, all the little touches and comforts made for a very relaxing and stress free stay.

It was my husband's 60th birthday and finding a cake with candles made him feel very special. Thank you.

Our granddaughters enjoyed the lake, slide, sand and fishing so very much.

The grown ups enjoyed the lake, the view, the fishing and the wonderful weather.

Again your home is everything a family could ask for while on vacation, hope to return again!

Patricia

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Comments from Owner Guestbook for 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: June 27, 2009

June 27 to July 3, 2009

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was more than we expected and made for one of our best vacations. We certainly enjoyed ourselves and were sad when we had to leave. We hope to visit again. Your hospitality was much appreciated-again thank you for sharing your little bit of heaven of earth.

Shelia & Jim

My favorite part was relaxing on the deck and swimming - Thank you - Emily

My favorite part was riding and relaxing on the boat. Thank you for the great time - Jarrett

My favorite part was sleeping in till 12:00 in the morning. Thanks for the peaceful time - Jake

I enjoyed fishing on the dock at night and in the morning on a boat - Joel

I caught my first fish and loved swimming and playing at the dock - Jenna

We came with the McKay family. What a beautiful and serene home you have. We really have enjoyed quality family time this week. Your home is lovely.

S. XXXXX

I have enjoyed this week. Have had a wonderful vacation. Fishing, boating and resting on the deck looking out over the lake.

H. XXXXX

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Comments from Owner Guestbook for 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: July 3, 2009

July 3, 2009 to July 11, 2009

Hi Donna,

I must say, that my job has paid for me to travel to some VERY nice places around the world and NONE OF THEM are as nice as your little slice of heaven on the lake...

While I was there, I fell in love with your picture that sits on the living room coffee table. The snowy view of the lake from the deck. You wouldn't happen to have a digital copy of that photo, do you? I thought it would
look great as wallpaper on my work computer...

Again, thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your paradise for a week which felt like only a day.

What I miss most is waking up early and starting my day of serenity in the hammock, waiting for the Great Blue Heron to fly out of the cove so we could both begin our day...

You can be sure that you'll hear from us again. Laurie has already been on-line checking availability of your big summer holidays.

Talk to ya soon.

Take care.
Kevin

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Comments from Owner Guestbook for 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: July 11, 2009

July 11, 2009 to July 18, 2009

Another great week at your beautiful lake house. This was our third year and it's the high light of our summer being able to spend a week relaxing and having fun with our kids and grand kids.

Larry

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Comments from Owner Guestbook for 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: July 19, 2009

July 19, 2009 to July 25, 2009

Dear Donna and Randy,

Thank you for allowing us to rent your lovely lake house. Your attention to detail is so appreciated. The children loved having their own little table and chairs on the deck. The slide became the mountain to master! And master it they did. One by one they worked up the courage to do the slide! The coffee was wonderful. Both my daughters work at Starbucks and believe it or not we forgot the coffee. Vacation without coffee--impossible! The many details that created the home like atmosphere really added to our pleasure.

Thank You!

P.S.
The squirrels may not be able to climb trees after our visit. They stole and ate two whole pound containers of dough bait. I can't say you didn't warn us! And there is a very happy five foot long black snake living under the deck at the new swing level (the one that holds two and looks out on the lake). The boys loved that! Black snakes don't bother me but I thought you would like to know.

Here are a few photos.

Pat

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Comments from Owner Guestbook for 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: July 25, 2009

July 25, 2009 to August 1, 2009

Donna,

We did have a relaxing time at the lake. The grandchildren had a great time fishing, swimming and tubing. Your home suited our needs perfectly.

With Best Regards,
Patricia

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Comments from Owner Guestbook 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: August 1, 2009

Visit from 8-1-2009 to 8-8-2009

WOW! We had a wonderful week at your amazing home on Lake Anna. Our week was packed with adventure and it went like this:

-Relax on the deck, fish, go on boat, relax on the deck, go on a raft behind the boat, relax on the deck, Kings Dominion, relax on the deck, Washington DC, relax on deck, fish, fish, go on the boat!! It does not get any better.

We can not wait to come back again. Our 3 girls will have this week to remember always. Thank you!

Jason, Faith, Eliza, Abby and Audrey

Recommended place for boat rental: Wake Makers
Recommended place to visit: Old Town Alexandria VA
Recommended Places to eat: Chicken Neckers - expensive, but very good.

Beds very confortable. All the little extras as far as supplies wonderful! We loves all seating available outside. I know you probably have no control over this but WIFI would be convient for researching on internet/maps.

Owner Comment: Where we are located on the lake we are still not afforded cable or high speed internet availability - What we use when at our lake home is a local phone number for Spotsylvania for a dial up provider connection or we have a verizon device on our personal lap top we bring down and get connection when aimed towards the lake. Lake Anna is very quaint still and we as well are waiting for a possible WIFI connection but for now you can connect but those are the best solutions.

UPDATE TO OWNERS COMMENT 2-7-2010

For the 2010 we are now able to offer Verizon's MIFI which is a broadband WIFI service. Please contact owner for additional details.

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Comments from Owner Gustbook for 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: August 22, 2009

August 22-29, 2009

Thank you for sharing your spectacular home with us once again this year. You have thought of everything that anyone would need and then more. The weather was beautiful. The children squealed with delight (also the adults) while rafting behind the boat and also jet skiing, water skiing and canoeing. We did find time to relax and play games too. The men played golf one day and we went to Oldtown Fredericksburg. Our freshly caught catfish dinner was delicious. Have a great year!

Elden, Mary Ellen, Bill, Shellie, Isabelle and Ben
Repeat guest year 4

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Comments from Owner Guestbook for 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: August 15, 2009

This was our 3rd year vacationing at the lake and as expected it was wonderful. The entire family enjoys relaxing, boating, fishing, etc. The home, of course, leaves nothing to be desired. We hope to return. Thank you again.

Kim, Don, Scott, Kate, Tim and family

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Comments from Owner Guestbook for 2009

Review submitted: February 7, 2010   Date of arrival: October 2, 2009

Oct 2, 2009 to Oct 4, 2009

Your house has surpassed our expectations. We had a lovely and relaxing weekend. It is very thoughtful to have specials for race weekends. We will keep you in mind for next season's races.

Eli (9 months) loved all the "new" toys and the large dump truck on the dock. It was so quiet and peaceful the whole family slept in till 7.

Enjoy getting in some open water swims. The water was still quite pleasant and we have perfect 70 degree weather.

Thanks again.

Sarah, Carlos and Eli

Owner's comments: On our personal site we list triathlon races held at Lake Anna and list an early check-in late check-out flat rate for the weekend for guests. Our home is 4 miles west of the Lake Anna State Park and some races are held at that venue.

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