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Vacation Rental Tips

Vacation Rental Tips from Dockside Rentals at Lake Anna

Before heading out double check you have everything – Below is a checklist of various items that you should think about bringing with you on your next vacation to Lake Anna.

Depending on where you are staying, some of the items below might be already included with your vacation rental. Make sure you check with your Vacation Rental Company before you leave to make sure you know what you need to bring and what is included.

  • Bed Linens, Bath & Kitchen Towels Dockside includes Linens with all rentals
  • Beach Towels
  • Special Cooking Items
  • Baby Equipment (if not specified in brochure); (ask about Baby Equipment rental services)
  • Food and Condiments
  • DVDs & Games
  • Boating Licenses and Fishing Licenses
  • Flashlights, Radios and Batteries
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Cleaning Supplies, Trash bags
  • Paper Products (Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, etc.) Some start up supplies are provided
  • Beach and Fishing Equipment
  • Suntan Lotions

Some of our houses do not have internet – you may need to bring your MiFi.

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. Preparation 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.


Linen & Towels services are included in all Rentals. You will need to provide your own Towles for swimming.

Kitchen Utensils

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.


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 Dockside Rental office 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 allotted to them. No parking in un-designated areas, including lawns.

Phone & Internet

Most rentals equipped with telephones but 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 mifi or satellite or cable and could be wi-fi accessible.  There is no guarantee that if a house has internet that the connection will be strong enough to stream. There also may be a user cap.  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 Virginia 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.