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Beautiful home on 5 wooded acres w/ short walk to private boat house, swim deck

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4 adult/4 child, has 3 kayaks, 1 canoe, 1 paddle boat

Come stay on the private side of Lake Anna in our well appointed country home on 5 tranquil acres. Drive or take a 10 minute walk (0.4 miles or 700 yards) to a beautiful waterfront boat house which includes a screened porch, large vinyl-planked swim deck, boat slip, 3 kayaks, 1 canoe, a paddle boat, and hammock chair. This cozy home has a kids playhouse with swing and climbing wall, a fire pit, a hammock, ping pong, foosball, and lots of kids toys. Sailaway Bay has booked solid every Summer for many years and has provided a lot of fun and relaxation for its many guests. At only $1620 for a full week's rental during prime Summer season (this is the total price which includes all fees, cleaning, tax, rent), Sailaway Bay is a reasonably priced week of vacation that won't break the family bank.

Our home is sort of a hybrid between Waterfront and Water Access. THE HOME ITSELF IS NOT LOCATED DIRECTLY ON THE WATER, but our property includes a private 50' x 50' parcel of land with a boat house which is located directly on the water on our gorgeous low-traffic cove with very nice western sunset views. When we go to the water (the boat house), we take a leisurely 10 minute stroll or drive down and park. THE WATER IS 0.4 MILES OR 700 YARDS FROM THE HOUSE. Enjoy the boat house's screened porch and large vinyl-decked swim platform w/ladder (no splinters). The boat house is for the exclusive use of our renters and the community boat ramp is only a few steps away from our boat house. Take a short cruise in the sit-on-top kayaks (three of them), the big green canoe, or the two-seater paddle boat (life jackets included) provided with the rental and keep watch for an American Bald Eagles that frequent the area. Our community has only 13 homes, all on one or more acres, making for a very private and peaceful experience. We are LOCATED ON THE PRIVATE SIDE OF LAKE ANNA which has less boat traffic, because it is SEPARATED FROM THE PUBLIC SIDE by three dikes. There is NO ACCESS TO PUBLIC PARKS OR MARINAS on the private side and our cove is great for swimming for that reason. (If you bring your own boat, you can keep it in our slip. If you want to rent a boat from a marina, you CAN NOT motor it across the lake to our home due to the dike separation of the private and public sides of the lake.)

Sailaway Bay offers a significant cost savings compared to that of a waterfront rental; you'll enjoy a memorable family vacation at a very reasonable cost.

Our cozy home has a beautiful great room with cathedral ceiling, hardwood floors, ceiling fan and wood burning fireplace. An adjacent dining area is equipped with a table for seating eight. A counter/bar between the dining area and kitchen seats three and is great for extra dinner seating or for supervising the chef while watching TV/DVD/BluRay (Satellite TV). The kitchen is fully equipped and has a double sink, large refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, range/oven, toaster oven, blender and other kitchen necessities. The home has 2 bedrooms (queen size bed in each), 2 full baths, and a full basement, but sleeps 8 with the pull-out couch (queen size) in the great room and two futons in the basement. (Each futon sleeps one adult.) In the basement you'll find a ping-pong table, foosball, tv/vcr/dvd (satellite TV), piano keyboard, kids toys (Barbies,etc.), and a washer and dryer.

The 5 wooded acres surrounding the house make for a serene setting. Mom can relax in the hammock while dad plays with the kids on the custom fort/swing with climbing wall and rope swing. Later, have a bonfire in the large fire pit. There is a cute front porch for enjoying that morning coffee and watching the blue birds sing 'good morning' and a large back deck with a Weber gas grill for making that perfect lunch or dinner. Enjoy midnight star-gazing that you'll never experience in the city or the suburbs; use our high-powered binoculars to observe birds and stars alike.

We think you'll thoroughly enjoy a stay at Sailaway Bay as we have for many years. We try our very best to keep our home well maintained and equipped for some good family fun (canoe, kayaks, play area, toys, movies, etc.).

Please note that during the summer months I only rent the home by the week - Saturday to Saturday.

More Details

TC and Karen Chadwick
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway 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
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Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2018

About TC and Karen Chadwick

We love Sailaway Bay and have enjoyed it for many years. We chose our home because it was located on 5 peaceful acres in a small community with a deeded waterfront area where we built a boat house. We've watched our kids grow up enjoying the lake and now we're sharing it with other families at a very reasonable cost which is considerable less than that of a true waterfront rental.

Why TC and Karen Chadwick chose Bumpass

Our home is a hybrid between a water-access home and a waterfront home. Our home is not on the water, but our boat house is on the water. So it affords guests a tranquil vacation experience with waterfront benefits at the cost of a water-access rental.

What makes this house unique

The five acres make the home extremely private and relaxing. We love getting our morning coffee and sitting on the front porch and watching the birds. In the evening, a camp fire with the stars is awesome. The boat house is great for swimming, kayaking, fishing and sunbathing. There is plenty of fallen wood for camp fires, a great play area with swings and a climbing wall with fort, a hammock, large back deck, 3 kayaks, 1 canoe, and a paddle boat.


Bumpass House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Summer months (June, July, August) we rent for full weeks only, Saturday to Saturday. Note when booking, as website may allow different checkout day.
  • We rent to family groups only. No sororities, fraternities, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or unchaperoned groups. Maximum occupancy is 8 people.
  • Guests provide their own linens (queen sheets and pillow cases for all beds, towels, and dishtowels). Optional linen rental also available.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , One dresser, one bureau, walk in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , One dresser, floor fan, large double door closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Comfortable country ranch on 5 serene acres with a private boat house, a short walk away in a peaceful cove. Indoor amenities include: * 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, queen size beds in each bedroom, 1 pull-out queen size sleeper sofa in great room, 2 futons in the basement. * Full basement with ping pong table, foosball, electronic piano/keyboard, and kids toys (lots of Barbie stuff, outdoor games, balls, etc). * Fully equipped kitchen including refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, blender, and coffee maker * Washer & dryer in basement. * Central A/C & heat, ceiling fan. * 2 Flat Screen HD TVs (46' and 42'), 1 BluRay DVD Player, 1 DVD/VCR, 1 VCR/TV, 1 Stereo/CD player. * Dish Network TV 100+ Channels. * Books to read. * Board games and kids toys. * Extensive movie selection, lots of kids movies. * Wood burning fireplace. Outdoor amenities include: Waterfront: * Private boat house with screened porch and swim platform with swim ladder. * Boat ramp is a few steps from the boathouse. * 3 sit-on-top (stable, easy to use) KAYAKs. * 1 large CANOE. * 1 two-person PADDLE BOAT. House: * Front porch with benches/chairs. * Large back deck with propane grill and picnic table. * Swinging hammock. * Kids tire rope swing. * Outdoor rock fire pit. * Custom built playhouse with swings and climbing wall. 'Smoke free' & 'no pet' home.


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Beautiful home on 5 wooded acres w/ short walk to private boat house, swim deck
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Great way to enjoy the lake and the many water activities available with this rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to relax and reconnect with friends

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean and well equipped property. Newer home with all needed amenities. Short drive to wineries, a cidery, the visitor center, groceries and restaurants. It was 70 degrees on a Friday in April, and snowing on Saturday! The boat house was great and the kayaks, canoe and paddle boat would have been wonderful if the weather had cooperated. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 4 of 5

Just the place for a getaway, will do it again!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good place to stay...

  • 5 of 5

I went with my family for a new year day, and we had an excellent, very clean and quiet place, we really enjoyed it ..

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the home. We loved having access to kayaks, and the scenic lake. The fire pit was great for making s'mores. The house comes with many amenities and more than enough space. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakefront property misnamed

  • 2 of 5

The house was beautiful and the overall property was wonderful. I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis; therefore the lake was too far for me to walk there. The distance to the lake from the house should be made clearer.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Water Skiing.

* Fishing.

* Tubing.

* Kayaking.

* Canoeing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Civil War Sites.

* Revolutionary War Sites.

* Golfing...

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Wineries in Virginia.

* UVA & Jefferson's Monticello (60 miles) -.

* Madison's Montpelier (50 miles).

* Kings Dominion Amusement Park (30 minutes).

* Blue Ridge & Shenandoah Mountains.

Boating, jet skiing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, knee boarding, tubing (Boat and jet ski rentals available nearby).

Fishing (Great bass fishing in Spring and Fall).

Swimming May through October.

Hiking in Lake Anna State Park. The state park offers historical and nature programs, as well as trails for hiking and a beach for swimming.

Over 10 wineries within driving distance, Lake Anna Winery is a few miles away and a fun vacation stop.

Special events all year round including the Bluegrass Festival, Jazz in the Vineyard, and the Bluemount Concert series.

Treasure trove of Civil War history in Fredericksburg, Manassas and other nearby locations.

45 minutes from Richmond, Charlottesville or Fredericksburg.

90-120 minutes from Washington DC.

Golf: Several golf courses open to the public within a short drive.

Close proximity to the following:

Lake Anna State Park.

Kings Dominion Amusement Park (30 minutes).

Blue Ridge & Shenandoah Mountains.

Williamsburg/Busch Gardens (1.5 hours).

UVA & Jefferson's Monticello (60 miles).

Madison's Montpelier (50 miles).

Old Rag (70 miles) - a fun climb.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable Damage Deposit $400

During the summer months (middle of June thru August), I only rent the home by the full week (seven nights, Saturday to Saturday). Please note this when booking, as the web site may let you check out when you like as long as you stay at least 7 days. We would have to ask you to re-book to keep our turnaround day of Saturday and maximize our summer rentals. Thank you for understanding!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.