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Private Peaceful Lake Front Cottage

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
2 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Great Allegheny Passage
    25 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Spring Creek Golf Club
    50 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Amelia County Court House
    60 min drive
  • Airport
    Louisa, VA (LOW-Louisa County - Freeman Field)
    70 min drive

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  • Private Peaceful Lake Front Cottage

    Room Amenities

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 7
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About this area

North America

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Great Allegheny Passage - 25 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Spring Creek Golf Club - 50 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Amelia County Court House - 60 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Morefield Gem Mine - 62 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Blenheim Vineyards - 64 min drive

About this property

Private Peaceful Lake Front Cottage

"Carpe Diem" – Peaceful Privacy; Vintage Cozy meets Eclectic Elegance; Kayak, Canoe, Fish on Trice’s Lake Situated on 10 acres of lake-front woodland, the “Carpe Diem” cottage offers an inspiring and quiet place to relax, reflect and renew. No matter what the season, you’ll find beauty and tranquility, and the ultimate escape from day to day stress. This is a place to unplug and unwind – no internet, no cable, limited cell service. Watch sunlight play on the water from the 2 docks, deck, screened porch or wide-windowed sunroom. Walk the path along the lakeshore, taking in the colors of spring and autumn, the brisk breezes of winter, the lazy warmth of summer. Enjoy paddling out onto the lake with kayaks or canoe, or toss your fishing line for a chance at large-mouth bass. Snuggle up near the crackling fireplace, or gaze at the brilliant stars in an inky-black sky. Refresh yourself – body, mind and soul. Originally a 1950’s primitive hunting lodge, the cottage was completely restored and renovated just a few years ago. Modern conveniences including central heating and air conditioning, indoor plumbing, and energy efficient windows – yet aspects of by-gone charm have been retained, such as the delightful bathroom door and cabinetry crafted from original cedar-tongue-and-groove outhouse lumber. The up-to-date kitchen features beautiful granite counter tops, a bar top with 4 chairs and all stainless appliances. Reclaimed barn-wood graces the main bedroom ceiling, accented with original rough cut beams. Tasteful décor includes a mix of lovely antiques with modern comfort, and an enchanting array of artistic surprises. You’ll have a chance to discover wonderful wildlife at the lake, including: Birds: bald eagles, osprey, hawks, herons, kingfishers, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, songbirds, hooded merganser ducks, wood ducks, Canadian geese, and more Mammals: white-tail deer, fox, raccoon, beaver, flying squirrels, grey squirrels Lake Life: large-mouth bass, blue-gills, giant grass carp, turtles, and frogs galore

Property manager

property manager

Lynley Ritchie

Speaks English



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

Property is also known as

  • Private Peaceful Lake Front
  • Private Peaceful Lake Front Cottage Cottage
  • Private Peaceful Lake Front Cottage Columbia
  • Private Peaceful Lake Front Cottage Cottage Columbia

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 double bed

Bedroom 2

2 bunk beds

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the lake


  • Sleeps 7


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor

5/5 Excellent

Carpe Diem getaway

We enjoyed our stay. Had something for everyone. There were 2 parents and 2 twenty year olds that had a great time on the canoe trying to catch a fish. Even our labs enjoyed their stay with a romp in Village 1 beach lake. We hit Byrd winery and Lickinghole brewery. We would definitely comeback. The house we stayed was well equipped and very cozy.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Getaway

My husband and I celebrated our 31st anniversary at Carpe Diem and couldn’t have been more pleased. Fresh flowers, cooled cottage and lights thoughtfully left on for us made us feel immediately welcome and refreshed. Beautiful views and canoeing on the lake are just a couple of the good memories we took from here. Would definitely do again!

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