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Beautiful Luxury Lakefront Home With 2 Kitchens, 2 Master Suites & Elevator

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,670 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Elevator, 3+BR/4.5Bth, Huge Dock, Kayaks, Fire-Pit, WiFi, 2 Kitchens,great Views

Golden Retreat at The Cove is a large, luxurious peaceful lake home located on Turning Tide Cove. This home can be your place of restful, peace and quiet for a weekend get away to enjoy the beautiful fall colors surrounding Smith Mountain Lake. If you get up early you can enjoy a glorious sunrise over the mountains and the lake. Or cruise the lake in your boat to enjoy taking in the scenery on the always wonderful, Smith Mountain Lake. Or watch a beautiful sunset at your leisure. You can also visit local wineries while taking in the wonderful color of the local Fall Foliage. And while you are here, why not take in the majestic views of Autumn along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Golden Retreat at The Cove is not your typical lake home---with over 4,600 square feet of living space it is packed with everything you'll ever want in a Smith Mountain Lake vacation—Golden Retreat also offers many unique features such as an elevator to carry your luggage or to help assist those who have some trouble climbing stairs. The house also offers a Man Cave for the men of the house to gather and have a cold brew; a coffee bar for those early morning risers; and a well landscaped, level back yard with areas to play horse shoes and badminton, as well as a large dock to enjoy your vacation in the sun!

Golden Retreat is the place away from home where you will feel pampered, relaxed and re- energized. Simply put Golden Retreat is purely comfort and luxury combined.

This lake house retreat has an open floor plan with two main levels of living space in addition to a huge loft area: five bedrooms including three master bedroom suites, two fully stocked kitchens, screened-in porch, deck, outside dining with gas grill, 3 family areas to play games or view television, and an elevator to move between the main and lower level. With its beautiful views, the home offers all the privacy and amenities you need to create that pampered, comfortable feeling you are looking for on vacation. The well landscaped and level lot offers seclusion and privacy in the Turning Tide Cove which is ideal for gathering with family and friends.

When you enter the house, you will first see a beautiful great room with lake view. Golden Retreat has two main levels of living: the upper level with a loft, and the lower level are both ideal for families and friends to get together for fun, entertainment and meals.

There are three sleeping areas located on the upper, lower and loft areas. The upper and lower areas offer master bedroom suites with king size beds and private bathrooms. The loft contains a queen size bed with a full bath and tub/shower combination. Also located on the lower level are two guest rooms and a full bath with a tub/shower combination. One guest room features two twin beds while the second room has a full bed. All rooms offer beautifully appointed bedding and provides a private area for reading, relaxing, and a good night’s rest.

The kitchens on both the upper and lower level are fully equipped where great meals (and beverages) can be cooked. The large refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and full range of cooking supplies make it a cook's delight! A coffee bar and seating is available in the upper level kitchen. Both dining areas overlook the lake with beautiful views. A propane stainless steel grill is located just outside the kitchen on the lower level and offers an outside dining area for burgers and hot dogs, steaks or that fresh fish you just caught from the lake. Further, a gas fire pit is located on the side yard and we are pleased to provide a gas fire pit for your marshmallow toasting!

If you just need to sneak in some office time, the home is equipped with a desk and air printer; and there is Wi-Fi throughout the house. Gas fireplaces are also available on the upper and lower level when you need some extra coziness during the early spring and fall.

You can also enjoy sunning, fishing, boating and playing on the dock: soak up the sunshine, float around on the water, or relax under the shade in the hammock. The level, well landscaped yard offers many options for games such as horse shoes or badminton when not at the dock. Smith Mountain Lake, is a popular fishing destination. The lake is filled with large mouth bass, catfish and some of the best striper fish around, all you need is a fishing pole and you can fish right from our dock.

You may secure your boat to the floating dock and use the jet ski dock for your jet ski. We're happy to provide a canoe and Kayaks for your use. In addition, we have numerous floats, pool noodles and life vests available. This no-wake cove is a peaceful, safe place to swim, fish, float, kayak and paddleboard.

The lake house offers several areas to just hangout-the lower level area has a second gas fireplace and two sets of doors leading to the dock. Included in this area is seating for all family members to watch a movie night, enjoy listening to music, play one of the many available board games or family-friendly Wii games, or play games on our multi game table featuring foosball, basketball, bowling and pool, and ping pong. There is also a full size kitchen with a popcorn machine to serve snacks during this family time. In addition, the upper level offers two areas—a main family room with television and gas fireplace and a loft area set up for reading or just relaxing. The upper level also features a Man Cave room for watching football or just having a cold brew.

This luxury home comes with a private dock, canoe, fire-pit, screened in porch, covered patio area and elevator. Come home to Golden Retreat for a truly relaxing and re-energizing experience. There is plenty of outdoor seating to observe the peaceful cove. This lake house is in a perfect location with shopping and restaurants near by for your family or friends. With over 4,600 square feet of living space, Golden Retreat has everything you'll need. Positioned on the a quiet cove with a beautifully landscaped private lot, fire pit, and huge dock make this getaway the one you'll remember for a lifetime.

A well behaved pet is welcome, but please no puppies less than 1 year of age.

More Details


Moneta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4670 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower and double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower and vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Loft
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level
    Powder room - toilet , Main level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Attached full bathroom with double vanity and walk-in shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Attached full bathroom with vanity and walk-in shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft and Other sleeping areas - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Beautiful Luxury Lakefront Home With 2 Kitchens, 2 Master Suites & Elevator
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This marvelous home is perfect for any occasion or just simply a relaxing time. It has space, views of water, yard is awesome, toys the owner's provide for indoor or water use are great. I can't say enough positive about this wonderful Thanksgiving week we spent on the Lake.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Damascus Maryland

Five star + we have rented numerous homes on the lake and this one is by far the best

  • 5 of 5

Best house on the lake !!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house, nothing you would want for here. Lots of space, beautifully decorated rooms, all the kitchen necessities and more you would need, games for rainy days, and lots of thoughtful touches.

The house is located at a quiet cove of the lake which is perfect for swimming and playing. Our kids, dog and ourselves enjoyed the beautiful water. Our dog had a great time swimming and chasing ducks.

Absolutely wonderful place for the whole family!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you and your family enjoyed being guests in our home and enjoyed the lake and other activities. We trust others will enjoy it as much as you have. Please come again, and often!
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Michael and Jennifer Phillips
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

Why Michael and Jennifer Phillips chose Moneta

When Jennifer and Michael would travel for vacations, we would often look for a waterfront home with an elevator so Michael's mother could come visit. She could walk fine, but had a difficult time navigating steps. When we began searching for a home at SML in May 2017, and found this home WITH AN ELEVATOR! and a level lot, Michael knew immediately that this was a unique opportunity to share the same opportunity with others who have some mobility issues to be able to come and enjoy family and friends at the lake without having to navigate steps or steep inclines to the lake. While the home is not fully ADA Compliant, most doors are 36".

Jennifer fell in love with the beauty of the home, the open floor plan, the large level yard to the water, and the water front views! She knew immediately this is where she wants to vacation, and she believes you will too!

We feel blessed to be able to offer our home as a vacation rental and look forward to sharing it with you.

What makes this house unique

There are almost too many Unique features and qualities to mention about this home. 2 kitchens, an elevator, loft area, large boat dock with Personal watercraft dock, hammock, screened porch, 3+ large bedrooms with 4.5 bathrooms, (2 bedrooms are complete suites with large walk-in closets).


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Commercial Airports in Roanoke and Lynchburg VA
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Lynchburg Station
Nearest Ski
Water Ski out your front door!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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