Choose what type of rental you are looking for. At Lake Anna, there are three types of rentals that you can choose from, Waterfront, Water access. Waterfront rentals are ones that the house and property are situated directly on Lake Anna, and usually come with a dock to swim off of and park your boat (if you have one). Water access rentals are properties that are located in a subdivision on Lake Anna but does not have direct water front. Water access rentals come with access to Lake Anna through the community’s common area and sometimes come with a boat slip.
Lake Anna is 17 miles long, has a Private and Public side. The biggest thing you have to decide on is if you want to rent on the Public or the Private side of Lake Anna. The Public side (also known as the “Cold” side) has all of the normal amenities such as gas stations, boat launches, restaurants etc… The Private side (also known as the “Hot” side) is where the power plant discharges its clean water which makes it about 5-10 degrees warmer than the Public side. The Private side also has no public boat launches, no restaurants or gas stations on it. There are also several spots around Lake Anna that you might be interested in stay near such as the Sand Bar, the Bahamas, the State Park or one of the several restaurants that are right on the water. You should decide what important location wise is, and choose a rental accordingly.
Prices and Length of Stay
Vacation Rentals around Lake Anna vary in price and the minimum length of stay. Water access rentals are less expensive since they are not directly on the water. Waterfront rentals are more expensive because they are right on the water. Prices of vacation rentals have other factors besides the type of rental which are the amenities of the property, location of the property, the size and sleeping capacity. The larger the property/house, the more people it sleeps and the more amenities it has, the more per night and per week it will cost. If you are a family of four the per night cost of a house that sleeps twenty is going to be drastically higher than a house that sleeps seven.
Most rent weekly during the summer, opening up for nightly (two night minimum) rentals after Labor Day through Memorial Day all our houses have different minimums.
Each houses occupancy capacity is the second biggest factor driving prices for vacation rentals behind type of rental. Important factors when choosing a vacation rental, 1) figure out how many people you will have in your party. If you have eight people in your party, don’t look at houses that only sleep six. If you look at houses that sleep sixteen and only have ten people, your price per person will be significantly higher.
Amenities and Location
Make sure you think about which amenities are important to you in a vacation rental and check on the list of property amenities before you book to make sure the property has what you are looking for. Other amenities such as a beach, kayaks or canoes, shallow water, flat level property, boat house, dock, outdoor grill, large kitchen, etc… All will help narrow down the perfect property for your group.