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Beautiful home on 5 wooded acres w/ private boat house, screen porch, swim deck

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 23, 2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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 with 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 $1582 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.

At Lake Anna, properties are described as either "Waterfront" or "Lake Access." "Waterfront" means the home is directly on the water, sometimes that means there is 300' of shoreline, sometimes it means there is a small inlet or cove with very little waterfront. "Lake Access" means the house isn't located on the water, but usually there is a community common area with a boat ramp and sometimes a boat slip assigned to the house.

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. Enjoy the boat house's screened porch and large vinyl-decked swim platform w/ladder (no splinters); have a campfire down on the 50 x 50 waterfront parcel where we have a fire ring w/grill. 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 American 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. The private side of Lake Anna has less boat traffic because there are no public parks or marinas and our cove is great for swimming for that reason. Sailaway Bay offers a great waterfront experience at a significant cost savings compared to that of a waterfront rental; you'll enjoy a memorable family vacation at a very reasonable cost.

Additionally, we like this hybrid set up a lot. When we had small children (they are grown now), we liked being a little bit away from the lake so we didn't have to worry about the kids slipping out of the house and down to the water without our knowing. When we go to the water (the boat house) we walk or drive down, it's probably 500 yards.

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 4 adults and 4 children with the pull-out couch (queen size) in the great room and two futons in the basement. 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.

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Recent Review

About the Owner

TC and Karen Chadwick
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

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 Virginia

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.

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Mount Laurel.NJ
5

Nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This worked out great. Enjoyed swimming and kayaking from the boat house. The beds in the 2 bedrooms where very comfortable. We had a nice bond fire that evceryone gathered around to cook hot dogs and marshmellows. The basement with all the games and TV where great the grandchildren and quest that visited us during the 3 weeks we where there. We have many great memories because this home and all it's amenities made for a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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manassas
5

First Time Visit to Lake Anna

  • 5 of 5

This was our first but not our last visit to Lake Anna. If you want to get away from the DC rat race, this place will take you there. The house was clean and very well equipped, all we needed was the food and linens. Our children loved the use of the kayaks. It was our youngest child's first time in one and she was a natural. Mr. Chadwick's recommendation to have his neighbor take us out on the lake fishing was spot on. He knew exactly where to go and as my wife said "has the patience of a saint" as he took me, my son and his friend out fishing (two 10 year old boys)and remained calm the entire time!!! They caught their fill of fish and had the time of their lives doing it. We were only able to stay for a few day so we look forward to our next visit which will definitely be much longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

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

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,195
$3,150
 
 
Summer
May 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,195
$3,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,095
$2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 7.3%

During the summer months, I only rent the home by the week
(seven nights, Saturday to Saturday).

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.
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Amenities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 2100 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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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