The Chateau at Ferncliff | Beautiful Main Lake Views | 3-Night Minimum

Sleeps 14 | 5 BR 3 BA | Spectacular views | Wall of Windows | Large Deck & Dock | Main Lake | Beautiful Decor

  14 guests
  5 bedrooms
  3 full bathrooms
  4640 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

 
Bedroom 1
1 King
 
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
 
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
 
Bedroom 4
1 Queen
 
Bedroom 5
3 Bunk Beds

Description

The Chateau at Ferncliff will inspire you to explore, and every corner will reveal an interesting and unique blend of rustic sophistication.  A cozy lake house nestled among stalwart pines, paves the path to an exquisite art gallery of personal work overlooking the lake from the inside.  Wood and stone and earth tones combined with geometry and angles connote modern steel and welded frames. Of course you'll have to stop at the grand view and slip into a chair at the 20' wall of windows to enjoy the expansive mile long vistas of Lake Gaston. Whatever your first inclination, it's the right thing to do, because now it's your time...it's lake time!  

As pictured, the Chateau at Ferncliff has ample waterfront dining space with seating up to 14 people both inside or out.  You'll find plenty of prep space and a fully equipped galley with all the expected tableware for a casual dining experience.  A wet bar with seating between the living and kitchen areas will conveniently keep the beverages flowing without creating traffic issues in the kitchen. Massive deck space can seat many more.   Multi-platform dock area is perfect for entertaining or lounging on a shady summer afternoon or enjoying an evening gathering with friends under the magic of a full moon and bistro lighting!

For active group gatherings you will enjoy the idyllic 3.5 acre community park which includes a pavilion and a lush but perfectly trimmed field for soccer or team play.   Ferncliff also offers approximately 2.5 miles of nicely paved roads for a smooth bicycle ride with family or friends or that morning run to start the day.  If you'd like to begin your day on the water, jump in a kayak or try your hand at paddle boarding?  Both are provided, but we do advise you bring your own PFD, as we make no guarantee those available will fit.  Fishing off the dock is fabulous!!

The pictures speak for themselves, but to help you plan, here are some specifics about each bedroom and the linen situation. First, the linens; we want to make it clear that when you book your reservation, you will be charged separately for a linen package.  We went this route for a bunch of reasons which basically distill into two buckets; A. Absolute confidence in sanitation in a current/post COVID world and, B. Absolute confidence in the rotation of sanitized linens between guests.  You do not need to bring sheets, pillow cases, bath towels, hand towels or washcloths.  The sheets and pillow cases come sealed from a company that does the laundry off site where the water is heated to 190 degrees during the wash cycle.  Everything is sterilized.  The sheets and pillow cases will be packaged and placed at the foot of each bed.  Towels and the rest of the linens are folded & packaged alongside and have been processed in the same sanitary fashion.  So, you do not need to bring any linens and you can be 100% sure that your linens are sanitized and fresh.

Secondly, now the bedrooms...  :)

Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom (King Bed) - The master sits high aloft the rest of the house and has its own private sitting area tastefully adorned with 2 reading chairs.  There is a minimalist approach to the décor of the home which is clearly seen in the master.  This was to cultivate an illusion of space beyond the actual square footage.  You will be able to stretch out for morning yoga without feeling encroached by furniture or walls, or you can lie in the bed and view the lake unencumbered by excessive furnishings or stream a movie on the Smart TV provided for your enjoyment.  Begin each day in a clean, spacious, clutter free environment and each morning with the welcoming waters of beautiful Lake Gaston!

Bedrooms 2 & 3 - Bedrooms on Main (Queen Beds) - There are two bedrooms on the main level each one having a queen bed.  These bedrooms are smartly up-fitted with a lamp on each side of the bed that has a wireless charger on the platform.  Simply lay your phone on the shelf in the right spot (you'll have to home-in using the red indicator light) for effortless, cord free charging (may not work with some phone cases).  

Bedrooms 4 & 5 - Bedrooms on Base (Queen and Bunks) - There are two bedrooms on base that feature a common lounge area and a game table and walkout basement leading directly to the dock.  The first bedroom has a Queen bed with French doors so you can "rise and shine" with a view of the shimmering waters below.  The other bedroom has 3 twin bunk beds for a total of 6 individual sleeping pods.

The Chateaut at Ferncliff is a four-seasons retreat! There are endless adventures to enjoy, and we are always here to help make suggestions, if you run out of ideas. Some favorites include boating, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, wake boarding, fishing, biking, wildlife viewing, and our favorite 2 "fall sports" - page turning and coffee sipping. :) Really, the options are endless! No matter what you choose to do, you will surely feel the magic of the lake, being soothed and refreshed by the magnificent, yet enchanting surroundings, at The Chateau!

Amenities

Refrigerator
Dishwasher
Stove
Oven
Microwave
Grill
Coffee Maker
Dishes & Utensils
Dining:  Dine inside or out! 
Television:  TV's in the common areas and master 
Board Games 
Boat House w/ Sundeck
Kayaks
Paddle Boards
Deck / Patio
Air Conditioning
Heating
Washer/Dryer
WiFi / Internet
3 car garage with electric car charging
Linens Provided:  Linens are charged as a separate fee at checkout and will be available at the home, safety-sealed, at the foot of each bed.  
Towels Provided:   Each guest is provided bath towel and a washcloth as part of the linen package. Guests will find their bath towels folded on each bed. NOTE: We do not provide beach towels or dock towels!

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Rates

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.

Reviews

Goldsboro, US
Reviewed: Jul 31, 2023
Property Manager
During our week long stay at The Chateau of Ferncliff Les was very responsive to any and all questions, both before and during our stay.
Property
Summerfield, US
Reviewed: Sep 21, 2022
Property Manager
Excellent
Property
Much cleaner than any other lake home I have ever rented. The house was very nice. I am pretty picky on cleanliness and I was pleasantly surprised with how clean the house was. There were several "extras" that we really enjoyed (The ice maker, the charging station in the bedroom). The boat dock is also very nice and having access to the paddle boards was a nice extra. We have a large wake surf boat and the depth at the dock was fine.
Smithfield, UM
Reviewed: Aug 22, 2022
Property Manager
Property
The Chateau at Ferncliff was absolutely gorgeous. The house had everything that was needed.
Virginia Beach, US
Reviewed: Aug 3, 2022
Property Manager
Helpful and polite. When we arrived, the outside trash was overflowing, but the staff took care of it right away.
Property
Our stay at Chteau Ferncliff was perfect. There was plenty of room for all of our family to eat, sleep, and play. The kitchen and dining area made many meal time memories. The 2 living areas allowed the kids to have their space and the adults to have a place to hangout too. All the beds were super comfy and great closet space to hang our clothes. The lake views from the house and dock were exactly what we all needed. We enjoyed the sunsets and boat watching from house as well as the dock. The neighborhood was beautiful and we enjoyed morning walks and evening golf cart rides. We brought our boat which made the dock a huge asset, and waking up and walking outside to start our day in the water was so much easier!

Notes

Check-in 4pm | Check-out: 10am 
Arriving before check-in time or departing after check-out time without prior approval will result in a fee of $200.
**Early check-in and late check-out are usually available during the off season for a fee of $99 each. By purchasing these options you will be able to enter or exit the property at 1:00pm. 
***Early check-in and late check-out are often NOT available from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend***
Contact Management to check on availability of these options.

No Large Events or Parties
This home is intended to be used as a vacation spot for small groups ONLY. Any evidence of excessive or disrespectful use of the property will result in eviction and forfeiture of the security deposit. If you would like to hold a small birthday party, or small event at the property, please speak to management before booking and request approval. No events will be allowed that exceed the maximum capacity of the home. 

No Pets
With the execption of service animals, no pets are permitted at the property for any reason. 

No Smoking
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property. 

Cancellation Policyy
Reservations cancelled up to 30 days before arrival will receive 100% refund. Reservations cancelled between 14-29 days before arrival will receive a 50% refund. Reservations cancelled within 14 days of arrival are non-refundable. All Cancellations minus a $50 administration fee.