My home is located on a beautiful private 63 acre lake in Mechanicsville, Va. It is settled on 12 acres of land nestled in by a winding driveway that is secured by a privacy entrance gate.
This home is 20 minutes from Richmond International Airport and 30 mins. from downtown Richmond and the westend of Richmond. I am 70 mins. from Bush Gardens and Williamsburg, Va. and 20 mins. from Kings Dominion. I am 2 and 1/2 hrs. from DC. f you are a NASCAR fan, I'm only 25 mins. from the raceway. The home is 15 mins. from a Krogers and a Food Lion.
My home has 3 bedrooms, the master has a queen bed with private bathroom. Second bedroom has a double bed with private bathroom, 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds, bathroom across hall. All bedrooms have remote ceiling fans. All 3 bedrooms are located on our private 3rd floor of our home. The bedrooms are not used by any occupants other than our guests. The bedrooms are completely private from the rest of our home.
We have a large cozy living area with a 52" flat screen TV and a remote gas log fire place. The kitchen is open with all amenities. Enjoy your morning coffee while listening to the birds chirp and watch the eagles fly across the lake on our wrap around back deck that gives you 360 views of the pool and lake surrounded by trees and nature.
Watch your favorite sports games in the perfect man cave basement complete with a kitchen/bar, pool table, ping pong table, air hockey and dart board. This room also has a see through gas log fire place and opens to a patio overlooking the pool and lake.
If you love to fish, would like to sit by the pool and read your favorite book or just want rest and relaxation looking at a beautiful private lake, this is the place for you. The only noise you hear at our home are birds chirping and fish jumping.
Pool opens second - third week of May. House Internet is wireless, good for checking emails and surfing net, but not good streaming for it only allows one GB a day. Master bedroom and 3rd bedroom have flat screen hdtv's.
We have wifi that is great for checking emails and surfing the net. It is not suitable for gaming or streaming Netflix movies.
We provide all bed linens and towels. Hairdryers in upstairs bathroom along with shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors. We provide all paper products including toilet paper, trash bags and paper towels. We have reynolds wrap, plastic wrap and baggies. A propane gas tank is provided for outside grill.
When you leave, please take all sheets off the beds, gather towels and place in the laundry room. Please leave bedspreads and blankets on the bed. Also when you leave, please take your trash bags to the large green trash can beside the garage. Please do not leave any fishing debris on the dock. Boat on dock is off-limits, please do not use for liability purposes. No boats or kayaks allowed in lake for liability purposes. No loud music allowed on property. No swimming in lake.
Please bring your own fishing rods and tackle.
Keep pool gates closed while not using the pool, if you have children, under 18 yrs. old, you must be with them at all times in the pool area and around the lake. ***Swim at your own risk, no diving in the pool***. Pool does have a deep end, no separation rope dividing deep end from shallow end.
The pool is not heated, but stays around 80 degrees during the summer. We close the pool around Sept. or October.
If you choose to swim in the lake ***swim at your own risk***.
No fireworks allowed on property at anytime..
This home sleeps 6 people. If you have more than 6 people, we need to know, there is a $100. fee for each person over 6 people.
We have a DVR in the main room inside the tv cabinet. Instructions to use the DVR are inside the cabinet under the 52" flat screen tv.
Please do not smoke in the house. If you smoke outside, place all cigarette debris in proper waste cans.
The front gates to the property will be left open upon your arrival. The gate remote will be on the kitchen table. Please return remote control and place on kitchen table with house key when you leave.
The key to the house will be under the front door mat.
There is a spare key located in the outdoor sink drawer under plastic. The outdoor sink is on the basement patio under the steps leading to the upstairs deck.
The house has high speed wifi. The wifi is perfect for checking emails and surfing the web. It is not suitable for gaming or streaming Netflix movies. We have music speakers in the basement, just plug in your ipod to the speakers and listen to your favorite music. We also have an ipod speaker system in the 3rd bedroom.
The garbage disposal switch is located under the kitchen sink to the top left of the cabinet.
Coffee maker has built in filter so you don't need to bring filters.
We have an ice cream maker with a recipe book....Read more
We live in a private neighborhood around a 63 acre lake. The home rests on 12 acres. Richmond is only 30 minutes away. We have plenty of parking in front of our home.
This home is a perfect place for relaxing, fishing, swimming in the pool or just watching the sunset over the lake from our wrap around deck.
Fun things to do and see in Richmond:
Play golf at Queenfield Golf Course, just 20-25 mins. from house. 1896 Dabneys Mill Rd, Manquin, Va 23106 804--769-8838
Visit James River Park, mountain bike, walk trails, fish, kayak and canoe, tubing, take a tour of the James River - Discover the James (phone: hidden), James River Park Staff (phone: hidden) (website: hidden)
Visit Belle Island and see the city skyline and enjoy nature, plenty of walking trails, mountain bike trails, get more info at:
Enjoy an outdoor music festival, (website: hidden)
Take a tour of the Capital Building, (website: hidden)
Visit the following Museums and Zoo's:
Valentine History Museum, (website: hidden)
Va Museum of Fine Arts, (website: hidden)
Museum of the Confederacy, (website: hidden)
Edgar Allan Poe Museum, (website: hidden)
Maymont Park & Petting Zoo, (website: hidden)
Visit Hollywood Cemetery, 2 US Presidents and countless civil war figures are laid to rest here. (website: hidden)
Visit Carytown and the Fan District, enjoy shopping, walk Monument Ave and see the monuments, stop in a neighborhood bar/restaurant in the Fan, catch a movie at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. (website: hidden) (website: hidden)
Spend the day shopping at Richmond's newest malls:
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Richmond's premier shopping spot opened in Dec. 2014, Southern Seasons. 2250 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, Va 23230 (phone: hidden) (website: hidden)
This store has a wonderful restaurant along with specialty foods, coffee, wine, home ware and gifts. You can spend all afternoon in this store, it is absolutely wonderful!!!
Want to go to Washington DC for the day, tour the Capital, go to the Zoo, have lunch in the historic Washington Train Station...just hop on the Amtrak in Ashland, Va you will be in DC in 2 hrs. or less (website: hidden) (ASD) station is 112 North Railroad Ave, Ashland, Va 23005 (just 20-25 mins. away, NB 95 take exit 92B)
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