Vacation Renting Tips

There are a lot of things that you as a vacationer need to prepare for. When renting a Vacation Rental home or condo, there are the normal vacation things that you need to plan for as well as some others that you might not have thought about. Perparation is the key to a happy and easy going vacation. Here are some good things to think about before you head to your Vacation Rental that you might not have thought about before.


Most of our properties do NOT come with linen services unless specifically stated on that propertie's page on our website under fees description. If you wish to have linens for our properties that do not include them, you will have to call Lake Side Linens at 540-748-8535, by email at or by visiting their website at

Kitchen Utensils

Most of the kitchens have been stocked for your everyday meal preparation. You can expect to find things such as glasses, dishes, pots, pans and cooking utensils. Some rentals include extra kitchen equipment such as coffee makers, toasters, microwaves, etc... but not all do. Certain things such as dish washer soap, dish soap and sponges do not come with rentals, but you can purchase one of our Rental Starter Kits which comes with all of these itmes plus more.


Number and sizes of beds are listed only to accommodate flexibility in sleeping arrangements and not to represent allowable occupancy. It is your responsibility to accurately represent the number of adults and children before you enter into a lease agreement.

Equipment and Appliances

Furnishings and equipment in all properties are provided by the owner. Every reasonable effort is made to keep each property and its equipment in good working order. Please notify your Sunset Properties rental specialist promptly of any difficulty you encounter during your stay. We will make every reasonable effort to complete repairs or find a solution to a problem.


Be mindful of parking spaces available at your rental. Some condo have a limited number of parking spaces alloted to them. No parking in undesignated areas, including lawns.

Phone & Internet

Rentals equipped with telephones may not allow for long distance calls. Tenants can receive calls, dial locally or use a calling card. It is the responsibility of the tenant to find out if internet service is available in their rental. Internet may be highspeed or dial up, and could be wi-fi accessible or require Ethernet connection. Not all rentals have internet service.

Boating Licenses

The state of Virginia requires all drivers of motorized watercraft which includes boats and jet skis, to have a Virginia Boater Safety License. If you do not have one then you will need to obtain one before you can drive a boat or personal watercraft on Lake Anna. All rental outfits also require you to have your Boater License before you can rent. If you are coming from out of state and hold a Boater Safety License from that state, that is acceptable for Virginia as long as you have it on you. If you need to obtain a license, please visit

Fishing Licenses

If you plan on fishing for Lake Anna's great Stripers or any other fish, you will need to obtain a Virgina Fishing License. If you do not have one, you will need to obtain one from


Please visit our Rental Polices page for more information on check in / check out and reservation policies.