Spike's Place - Magnificent View - Great Location
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Moneta townhome description
Spike's Place is located in a small cove with a southern exposure and magnificent 'million dollar' view overlooking the main channel, the Hales Ford Bridge, Smith Mountain and the Bridgewater Plaza just below Bouy Marker R 30. This waterfront unit is one of two in a unique duplex (See Kathy's Place, VRBO Listing #218590) situated on over 2 acres in a single family residential subdivision. A convenience store is 5 minutes away; and grocery stores, restaurants, shopping centers, marinas, boat rentals, movies and the State Park are all within 5 to 30 minutes' drive - some by car and some by boat! The small protected cove is ideal for swimming, fishing, floating, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boating with easy access to the lake and only 2 minutes from the Bridge by water, which has restaurants, miniature golf, game room, gift shops, realtors, etc. and our Chamber of Commerce.
Spike's Place is a ground level lakefront unit totaling 1400 sq. ft. All rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished. It has 2 bedrooms with a connecting bath. One bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed. The other bedroom has a double bed and a twin bed. The large great room has a dinette, full kitchen, living room furniture with a new 42' HD Flat screen TV with BLURAY DVD Player. DirecTV HD Platinum Package includes HBO, CINEMAX and SHOWTIME. Wi-Fi High Speed Internet and local telephone service are also included. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel cookware, 17 cu. ft. refrigerator, microwave, blender, toster and coffeemaker. The unit has cleaning supplies, vacuum, ironing board, iron and hairdryer. The tiled patio has wrought iron furniture, a porch swing and a hammock under the trees.
In 2010, we tiled the dining/kitchen area, bathroom and outside patio. New carpet was laid throughout the living area and bedrooms. New vertical blinds were hung. A new countertop, cabinets, glass top stove and microwave were also installed. We also replaced the recliner chair.
All bed linens, bath and kitchen towels along with toilet paper, dish soap, trash bags and courtesy soaps are provided year round EXCEPT FOR THE SUMMER WEEKLY RENTALS. SUMMER WEEKLY RENTERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN BATH AND BEACH TOWELS. The other items listed above will be provided.
There is a dock/patio area, diving board and a large floater dock with electric, water and fish cleaning stand. You will have shared use of 6 kayaks, a paddleboat, canoe and sandy beach. The dock has access by stairs or golf car ramp. A complimentary golf car will also be provided for your exclusive use (adult drivers only!) during your stay for access to the dock and beach.
We are Pet Friendly provided you have a crate to contain your pet when necessary; your pet is currently in a flea treatment program 60 days prior to your arrival; and you clean up after your pet. There is not a leash requirement on our property provided your keep your pet under control. The neighborhood is 'casual' and cats and dogs do wander onto the property at times. A $50.00 fee per pet will be charged for extra cleaning to keep the unit and yard neat and clean. Any major damage done by your pet will be repaired and billed to you.
There is 'No Smoking' inside but ashtrays are provided on the deck and dock areas outside. Please do not throw butts in the year, driveway or lake. Thank you for your cooperation.
Our rentals are self-managed, cleaned and maintained directly by us, the owners, Captains Spike & Kathy Franceschini of Spike's Prime Time Fishin'. We and our boats are on premise and available for charter. Please see additional web links on this site.
- On floor 1
- 1400 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Living Room seats 6
- Parking Off Street
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
- Deck / Patio:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Lake View
- Mountain View
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Skiing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Roller Blading
- Mountain Biking
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Recreation Center
- Miniature Golf
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
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SIMPLY THE BEST!
SIMPLY THE BEST!
Spike and Kathy's place has it all! A beautiful view, comfortable accommodations with all of the amenities to keep everyone happy. They have a huge yard for outdoor activities and if you are fortunate to be there during garden season, they even share their delicious fresh veggies :) There are docks to relax on and fish from and a nice sandy beach for the young ones too. There are plenty of noodles, tubes and floats for hanging out in the water as well as a paddle boat and kayaks; and lets not forget relaxing in the hammock next to Spike's apartment, too. There are lots of steps (100) down to the water, but if you don't want the exercise, they will provide you with a golf cart for your convenience. Though I stayed in Spikes apartment this time, I have been coming here for over 10 years and have also stayed in Kathy's place with many of my family and friends. You will find both places equally comfortable and Kathy's place has a great game room, too! Kathy and Spike are two of the nicest, most gracious hosts you will ever meet. They both charter fishing trips, so if you get the opportunity, book a trip for some fun striper fishing! They are pros and are always willing to share information and tips for fishing on the lake. :) Thank you, Kathy and Spike, my friends, for everything. Can't wait to see you next year!
- Guest Debbie (Lake Stevens, Washington)
- Date of stay 08/18/13
- Review Submitted 08/29/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
This is one of the most relaxing vacations we have had in a really long time. The wiew was fabulous and it was such beautiful weather while we were there... Not one day of rain. We really enjoyed just lying around the dock and reading and just soaking up the serenity of their place. Also the beds were very easy on the back and that is very important for Mike. Thank you both so much for a wounderful time and next year we will have to do some fishing. Again THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mike and Edie
- Guest mlrevc (Roanoke, Virginia)
- Date of stay 09/10/12
- Review Submitted 09/16/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
This was one of the first times in a long while I've been on vacation and honestly was in no hurry to return. It is just that fabulous of a spot. I agree with the previous reviewer that the pictures do not begin to capture how beautiful this location was, but then again, it was nice to be so "wowed" upon arrival. We were thankful that we could bring our dog, and that we did not have to lug our own kayaks and canoes, which are generously made available for use during your stay. In addition, it was nice to see such a happy and thriving vegetable garden despite the hot hot days we've had this summer in Virginia, and even nicer that you shared your tomatoes, bell and hot peppers and cucumbers. We vacationed at Spike's Place with our teens; two of them love urban areas, and one is a beach fanatic, but all were happy to take in the sights and sounds of SML. It was a very harmonious visit overall, and given a unanimous five stars by all five members of this family, as well as our sixth: we even got our dog to go kayakking with us one morning! The only things I'd recommend adding would be a laminated tutorial for the television for the technically illiterate like ourselves (though we DID find the 24-7 soccer channel!) and maybe a way to reduce the A/C. However, those are such minor things, and all the more reason to get out and enjoy the porch swing, hammock, dock, beach and water. We'd never been to Smith Mountain Lake before after a lifetime in Virginia, and we were delighted to swim in a place with no jellyfish, no sharks, and no rip currents or traffic jams, unlike the large resort beach my husband and I grew up near. We hope to return again soon. Many Thanks, Kathy and Spike!
- Guest Michelle (Scottsville, VA)
- Date of stay 07/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you for such a wonderful review! It "wowed" me also when we first looked at the property. It only took me 30 seconds to tell the realtor it was "sold!" It is great to know that you enjoyed yourselves at the lake like we hoped that you would with our setup, location and toys. We love seeing our renters use it to it's fullest and you did. I'll see what I can do about the tv system and remotes. With tv and receiver changes, they never all work the same! Drives me nuts too. Other than closing the vents on the ac, which I hoped I told you to do, and/or opening the windows, I can always lend you my electric mattress pad (which I adore in the winter and has 2 controls for each side of the bed), some more couch throws or a sweatshirt or two! Again, thank you for the great review and taking the time to write it. We'd love to have you stay with us again. Kathy, Spike & Buddy
Great Lake Vacation Rental!
Great Lake Vacation Rental!
I booked this place at the last minute when our other vacation plans fell through. I wasn't sure how it would be since it was a few days before the July 4th weekend and just about every other place was booked. However, the moment we set foot on the property, we realized just how much we had lucked out. Not only was this property booked for the entire rest of the summer except for the 3 days we needed it, but it was also an absolute treasure. We think it was meant to be that our other plans fell through! The pictures & description on here don't do this place justice. It is a true gem! The property and house are very well maintained and clean. We enjoyed sitting on the patio overlooking the lake every morning sipping our coffee before heading out for the day. Our days were spent using the kayaks, paddle boat, and inner tubes to enjoy and explore the water. I also liked just lying around on the dock, reading my book on the long beach chairs. The teenagers loved the hammock. At night we lit a bonfire on the beach and just enjoyed the peace and serenity of the gorgeous view. There are 102 steps from the patio to the lake. I personally enjoyed the exercise, but also appreciated that there were two golf carts available for our use to drive up and down a path for easier access. If you stay here and like taking the steps like I do, be sure to take the golf cart at least once - it's a fun little trip! Spike & Kathy were very friendly, gracious hosts. The kitchen was very well appointed, and even had coffee and creamer for the coffee maker! The property is close to a number of watercraft rental places - I think next time we'll rent a jet ski or pontoon and go out for the day on one of those. Or perhaps we'll get up early and go on a fishing charter with Spike & Kathy. My husband & I stayed here with our son & his girlfriend. We appreciated that there were two beds in both bedrooms. :-) While we absolutely loved this place and definitely plan to return, here were a few minor downsides: The queen-sized bed in the larger bedroom hurt my hips. The twin bed in that room worked better for me. Having just one bathroom was an inconvenience at times, and you have to remember to shut/lock both doors since it's a Jack & Jill style. The bathroom itself is large & nice, though. I missed having a dishwasher. I wished the rental property had a hot tub for use. All in all, you can't go wrong by staying here. I'd HIGHLY recommend it to anyone.
- Guest Amy M.
- Date of stay 06/29/11
- Review Submitted 07/06/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You managed to do or take advantage of most all of the ammenities we have on the property and in great style! We love to see our guests enjoy themselves and the lake like we do. It's a special piece of paradise we get to share with others. I also want to thank you for the "pointers" on what we need to fix, improve or contemplate for the future. We just remodeled the kitchen in Spike's Place last year from a mini to a full kitchen, tiled the bathroom and kitchen area and installed new carpet throughout, but I will keep the dishwasher in mind. I went for cabinet space instead but you have me thinking of alternatives that may work. As to the beds, I will get opinions from some of my regular and long time renters on that and try to get a few "naps" myself and see what we come up with. We have considered a hot tub. We had one for years on our personal deck but it finally wore itself out. They are wonderful but a lot of work to maintain especially if used daily by a lot of people. I'm not sure Spike and I can handle any more maintenance along with the golf cars, the yard and garden, fixing anything that needs fixed in addition to doing our fishing charters but I agree it would be nice to soak in one again. This year we also just recently made the family room of Kathy's Place into a game room with a new pool table w/ping pong table top and a foosball table. We also upgraded all of the tvs in both of our units to larger ones with HD and with BluRay Receivers and surround sound bars. This fall we are planning to put a roof with skylights and ceiling fans over the patio in Kathy's Place, and we are also planning to have all of the fireplaces running with gas! Again, I appreciate your review. We feel our property here at the lake is a "gem" as you described but since you were pleasantly surprised when you arrived, I apparently need to convey it better in our listings. We hope you have a great summer and would gladly have you back again in the future. If you think of anything else we can improve on, please do not hesitate to let us know. We appreciate the input. Sincerely, Kathy & Spike
Fun on the lake
Fun on the lake
Although the April temperatures varied during our week (45 to84), we had a wonderful time. Kathy and Spike are very mellow-just what you need on vacation. The views were beautiful, and Spike's place was a CLEAN, comfortable home away from home. No need to fear renting this one. Sue and Fred. 4/11
- Guest Mr. Clean (NY)
- Date of stay 04/02/11
- Review Submitted 04/10/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Dear Sue & Fred - Thank you for this review and also the handwritten note I received in the mail yesterday. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us at the lake and I was so glad that you garnered the courage to go out on the boat with Fred and I on his charter with me. It was a perfect spring day to enjoy the sunshine and all of the trees flowering AND we caught fish! A great Christmas present for Fred from you for sure. Next time you wash and wax your car here, you need to use Spike's stuff and do the tires also! And thanks for picking up all of the sticks in the yard. Since you like to stay busy, next visit I'll make you a list!! Only kidding!! Take care and hope to see you in the fall. Your lake pals, Kathy & Spike
We had a great vacation.
We had a great vacation.
Everything was exact as listed in the ad. It was very clean and in good shape. Kathy and Spike could not have been any nicer. The vegatables from there garden was great. The veiw was beautiful. This is the first vacation that we did not have alot of things to do, and we were so relaxed and felt like we had a vacation for once. Our grandchildren loved the fishing off the docks and made friends with the people renting Kathys place. The steps are ok going down, but a little rough coming up for older people, but then you have the golf cart that you can use. We will diffently rent here again.
- Guest Rush (Va and Md)
- Date of stay 07/24/10
- Review Submitted 08/06/10
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Tom and Jan
Tom and Jan
We had a great time fishing and eating and resting and partying at Spike's place. The kitchen was very well appointed, the best I have ever seen. The home was immaculate and very comfortable, and the view is breathtaking ! The hospitality offered by Kathy and Spike was outstanding, they clue you in to all the necessary information you will need while there. They are true pros !!!!! The fishing was great, we ate fish for dinner and had plenty of fish to take home too! Overall, we highly recommend this spot for 2 or 4 people wanting to get away for peace and pleasure and great fishing due to the experience and guidance of Spike and Kathy.
- Guest Janet the cook (Greensboro)
- Date of stay 06/08/10
- Review Submitted 06/12/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: We thoroughly enjoyed having Janet, the cook, and her group. Her response is exactly our goal and what we hope all of our renters experience while here at the lake in our rentals. We look forward to seeing our new friends soon. Kathy and Spike
Guest comment entered by owner
Our third year in a row & we plan on coming o your place again next year - we love the house! Thank you.
- Guest Jason & Michelle & family
- Date of stay 08/12/00
- Review Submitted 04/14/10
Guest comment entered by owner
Visitors from PA, DE, NY, NC, Az. We have had a marvelous week, and have been impressed w/ the quality of your furnishings and the comfort of the house. We thank you for sharing with us. The weather was fantastic, & the water fine. Can't wait to come back! Thank you, thank you!
- Guest Nora Lee & family reunion
- Date of stay 08/05/00
- Review Submitted 04/14/10
Guest comment entered by owner
We had a fantastic week. You have a really nice home!! Having rented many houses at the different beaches in Virginia & N.C., this was by far the best house!! Thank you so much for all the little extras like the garden, use of the paddle boat, etc. It made being here a real pleasure. We hope to be back again next year.
- Guest Jim & Eydie & family
- Date of stay 06/24/00
- Review Submitted 04/14/10
Summer - 6/15 thru 9/1 ... $168/night ... (2 nt min) ... $1025/week Spring - 4/1 thru 6/14 ... $138/night ... (2 nt min) ... $800/week Fall - 9/2 thru 11/30 .... $138/night ... (2 nt min) ... $800/week Winter - 12/1 thru 3/31, 2014 .. $98/night ..(2 nt min).. $550/week Add 10% Sales & Occupancy Taxes(Add $50 cleaning fee on weekly rentals) Pet Fee: $50 each pet/crate & flea treatment program required. Bed & Bath linens provided on nightly rentals. Bring your own beach towels. Summer Weekly Rentals - BRING YOUR OWN BATH & BEACH TOWELS!!!
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Year Purchased: 1989
About the owner: We started 'Spike's Prime Time Fishin' in 1988. Spike and I are striper charter captains with two 22 ft. deck boats. We purchased the duplex to offer fishing charters and/or waterfront vacation rentals to our clients and to anyone who enjoys the water like we do. We tried to put the amenities we liked best in all of the places we have traveled and stayed into our fishing and waterfront vacation rental business.
Why the Owner Chose Moneta:
We chose our duplex immediately for the magnificent view! We also chose it for close proximity to stores, etc. and Route 122. It is near the Hales Ford Bridge, which gives us close access to Bridgewater Plaza and local marinas. It also puts us halfway on the Roanoke River side of the lake, which gives us excellent access to fishing from the Dam to the headwaters the year round. We have deep water under our docks but also have a small shallow water sandy beach.
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
A golf car is included in your rental. We have shared use of 6 kayaks, a paddleboat, canoe and sandy beach. There is great fishing off of our docks. Situated on over 2 acres, we are surrounded by large white pines which give a 'compound' effect for privacy. There is plenty of grass for putting up our volleyball/badminton/croquet sets. A large paved driveway is wonderful for skateboards, bikes, rollerblades and sidewalk chalk. We also live on a dead end street and keeps traffic to a minimum, good for walking and biking.
- Primary: (540) 400-3465
- Secondary: (540) 297-5611 (Virginia, USA)
Links to more information:
Spike's Place Waterfront View and Docks
Spike's Place Kitchen in the Great Room
Spike's Place Second Bedroom
Spike's Place Living Room and Dinette in the Great Room
Spike's Place Waterfront Bedroom
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