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USA Virginia Lake Anna Bumpass Listing #18130

Sweet Carolina - Bumpass, VA

22 reviews
Max occupancy: 9 3 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed, 5 Twin Bed 8 bedrooms 5.5 bathrooms 2 dog max 
3801 Outer Banks Ln, Bumpass, VA 23024

Dog-friendly & lakefront home w/kayaks & boathouse for entertaining

There is room for the whole family at this three-level and dog-friendly home. Enjoy the four kayaks, a lakeside firepit, and horseshoe pits. On rainy days, you have TV, Blu-ray, foosball and a basketball goal to keep you entertained. This property has over 500 feet of shoreline on Lake Anna, all completely bulkheaded with steps into the water. A perfectly flat lot allows for an easy walk to and from the lake and deep water near the dock makes boating simple. You'll have a double bay boathouse so you can park your boat under cover during your stay. The boathouse has two rooms, one with a full-size refrigerator and a roll-up bar door so you can entertain at the waterfront without having to go back to the house and the other for storing lake gear.

What's nearby:
The boat launch is at Dukes Creek Marina - a launch fee applies. Home is located on the public side of Lake Anna.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Two dogs (dogs may never be left unattended) with an additional fee

All drivers of a motorized watercraft must have a Virginia Boater Safety License
All fishing will require a Virginia Fishing License

This property is managed by Vacasa Virginia LLC.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Jetted tub


Baby gates

Children's games

Common areas

Game room


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view





Cable : Dish Network

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Nearby activities & attractions

Board games



On-site activities

Foosball table



Gas grill : Private





22 reviews

Katie H. Mar 2020
We truly enjoyed our stay! Thank you for having us!
Judy C. Jan 2020
We really enjoyed our stay at Sweet Carolina. The house was perfect for large group and was well furnished. The house and location were beautiful and the boathouse was awesome. Overall the house was great but we have a few minor complaints. The rug in the living room was dirty and torn in several places, so much so that one of us tripped over the tear, would recommend replacing it. Several of the remotes were missing and many didn’t have batteries. We would like to recommend one upgrade. One of the bedrooms on the second floor has no bathroom access. Guests staying in that room have to either go upstairs to use powder room or go into another guest’s bedroom to shower. Very inconvenient during the night. Would suggest adding jack and Jill access to bedroom/bathroom next store or converting large laundry room into hall bath. This change would make the house perfect. We would definitely rent again.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, Judy! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement, and we are happy to report that the rug has been removed, and the remote batteries have been replaced. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Tanika M. Nov 2019
Great place with spectacular views for a retreat. Enough space for 10 or more adults.
Scot W. Oct 2019
Great house for larger groups. Huge, mostly flat, yard with fantastic water views. Boathouse/dock were great for getting in and out of water, along with hanging out to watch the sunset. The provided Kayaks (and life vests) were a huge hit and well used. Will definitely consider staying again. Everyone in the group was commenting how great of a stay it was.

The foodlion, and other town amenities, are about 20 minutes away. Thats not far but far enough to be a pain when you realize you need something. Plan accordingly.

It was a 5 star stay, but a few things could be improved/added.
1- internet was weak. Actual network coverage was fine, but big latency and slow speeds. Probably satellite internet.
2- would love to see a hot tub added
3- screens doors were notably in need of repair.
4 - we found a few screws laying around the dock and the on the deck of the house.
5 - Some might not like it, but a tv or sound system would be a nice addition to the boathouse.

Overall it was a fantastic trip.
Manager response:
Hi Scot, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our home. We are currently looking into making the updates and repairs you suggested. We hope to host you again soon!
Susan W. Sep 2019
Pictures don't do it justice! Beautiful lake front property, quiet cove, and large dock/boat house to relax in the shade! Very well stocked kitchen and plenty of space for big families or groups. Would highly recommend to friends and hope to return and stay here again next summer!
Amanda R. Aug 2019
This is a wonderful house, this was our second year in this house. We have a pretty big group with both 2 and 4 legs. And this house is perfect for that! We have 2 boats and 2 jet skis that come down and the boat house has plenty of room. The boat house is absolutely our favorite part! It’s covered, lots of seating and fans which is perfect for the babies and older family members, it also has a little kitchen area. However there is a little TLC needed. The boat house has nails, electrical boxes out of place and a few edges the are up - someone got cut. The chairs around the the fire pit are not in good shape, one broke and someone got cut up when it broke. The out side railings are lose around the house and need to be tightened.
We had an issue with the WiFi, the house manager was very kind when he came to look into it and reported it to the owners, however the Vacasa staff seemed very uneducated about their rentals - the sunset properties (original company) were always very educated, hopefully vacasa will be as educated as SS soon.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay, Amanda. The exposed nails, electrical boxes, broken chair, and railings have all been taken care of by maintenance. We hope to see you again!
Jean C L. Aug 2019
We love the house and the view of the lake and everyone enjoys the swimming and kayaking. We've been coming to Sweet Carolina for 3 years and plan to come back.
Pam S. Aug 2019
This was our second year at Sweet Carolina. It's perfect for our three families - more than enough room for 13 of us - and we could have fit plenty more!
Kitchen is well equipped and there's room for everyone to eat together.
We love the boathouse and hang there all day long.
Firepit & chairs - awesome night of chatting and s'mores!
We will definitely be back. For years to come, if the owners will still share!!
If we could make suggestions for making it even more perfect? Probably an ice maker would be nice in the basement or boathouse. And a hot tub for cooler months, but it surely wouldn't have been used during our stay in August!!
This place is truly a gem, and will keep us coming back to LKA for a long time.

Debbie W. Jul 2019
Stayed with 18 people from ages 3 months to 79! This property is in a great location and the boat house made it very convenient. The kayaks were used just about daily.
Kitchen supplies could be improved (there are only 8 spoons in the drawer for a 20 person house????) and bed most beds need to be replaced. One queen on floor two is really a double. Lake Anna is a great family vacation spot!
Manager response:
Thank you, Debbie, for leaving a review for us! We have purchased more silverware and verified the bed sizes in the home. We hope to see you again!
sheryl m. Jul 2019
Loved the house
Paul T. Jun 2019
We loved this home and commented it was the BEST place we've ever stayed at the lake. 3 levels meant we could all spread out, with the older kids on the lower level, and the younger ones upstairs. The dock and boathouse were beautiful and the kayaks were well used. We brought our boat and loved the covered parking. This home is right near a very popular sand bar with a volleyball net, so we enjoyed that as well. The home was clean, well stocked, and everything was tastefully done and decorated. Check in and check out was a breeze. We will definitely be back.
Kathy H. Jun 2019
Stayed here for my son's wedding and had plenty of space and beautiful surroundings! Indoor basketball was fun; VaCasa was great to work with!
Karen H. May 2019
Sweet Carolina is a terrific house. We would definitely rent this home again. It comfortably holds everyone except for the outdoor dining deck. The boat house/dock is fantastic. It offers sun, shade and great water toys.
seshikanth b. Mar 2019
It’s nice vacation home
Priya J. Nov 2018
This was a great home to host a lot of people. I do wish there were more bathrooms in the house, but we had an amazing time with family and we created lots of memories here. Would love to come back in the summer.
P. Jun 2018
My extended family (me + wife, 4 daughters and their families) of 20 just finished probably our best family vacation to date, largely due to the our rental house "Sweet Carolina". Located right on Lake Anna, the boathouse and 4 kayaks were in heavy use every day. There also were was a large supply of life vests (adult and child sizes) as well as lots of noodles and water toys. The house itself was very roomy and sparkling clean inside. Especially handy were the child gates at all stairs—considering 5 of our grandchildren are aged 3 and younger. Beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had lots of room for cooking, as well as a plenty of cooking gear and table settings. The outside parking area easily handled our 5 cars/vans. The air conditioning and fans kept the inside temperature nice and cool despite the 93+ degrees outside.
Christina . Jun 2018
20 people ages 2-87 and we never felt crowded! This house was clean, fully stocked, beautifully decorated, and offered so much for families to do while staying here. The low maintenance dock has 2 boat slips, offers sun and shade with a full fridge and freezer, many life jackets of all sizes, kayaks, water toys and noodles. The large fire pit had an Adirondack chair for all of us, firewood was delivered and ready to use the first night. We rented a golf cart from Lake Anna Golf Carts for the week for the grandparents to use, and it was also handy to use to run up to Dukes Creek Marina for supplies during the week. The kids brought their bikes and enjoyed riding on Outer Banks Drive. We even set up baseball and kickball and played a fun family game in the large backyard. The rental company was responsive and great to work with. We definitely want to stay here again next year!
. Apr 2018
This is a great home and property for a family or a group of friends. We had a very relaxing and fun time. It's located on an extremely nice lot on a great location on the lake. The dock is absolutely fantastic for boats, drinks and meals. I would recommend this rental to anybody.
H. Apr 2018
If you have a group of 20+ this is by far the best place you could ever stay st. House is absolutely beautiful has too many bedrooms to even list, up to date TVs with directv. The boat house is stocked with kayaks and inflatables. Have booked this house 2 years in a row and will continue to rent this property!