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Very Affordable, Lake Getaway on Peaceful Wooded Cove with Private Dock

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,380 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Tranquility Cove is a spacious lake house with a nice cabin feel, set in a private and peaceful cove. It offers a wonderfully relaxing setting, but still conveniently located (just 10 minutes by car or boat to Halesford Bridge) and to the many of the other amenities that Smith Mountain Lake has to offer. There is a fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer. Equipped with three bedrooms, two with walkouts to lakeside decks, and each with its own adjoining full bathroom. The property offers an easy walk down to a large private dock that offers a great mix of both sun and shade. The no wake cove itself allows for safe swimming, floating, fishing, as well as, use for the provided canoes, kayak, or jon boat, all without disturbing wakes or the noise of boat traffic and jet skies. Nevertheless, the cove is still only a short boat trip out to the main parts of the lake. Outside the house is a gas grill and outdoor seating on both the open deck and the screened in porch to take in the lake views and serenity of the wooded cove. There are also two fire pits, multiple hammocks, fishing equipment and outdoor games available to enjoy. Within the house, you will find two stone fireplaces, a rec area with ping pong , bumper pool, darts, and card/poker table, as well as, many board games and table games .There are also two 50" HD TV's with satellite service, a DVD player with a large number of DVD's, and an N64 gaming system with games. Free wi-fi available. We sincerely hope you get the opportunity to enjoy all the wonderful aspects that Smith Mountain Lake has to offer, and certainly hope you will consider our property to do so.

Jessica Kleinhen
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Jessica Kleinhen

My name is Jessica, I am 28 years old. I purchased this vacation home with my dad, stepmom, and fiancé. We frequently vacation at lakes together and absolutely fell in love with Smith Mountain Lake when we visited for the first time. A few years had gone by and we decided we would look for a vacation home to enjoy year after year and whenever we wanted to. We all went in on purchasing the house together and have loved every minute of it. We hope you all enjoy it like we do!

Jessica Kleinhen purchased this house in 2017

Why Jessica Kleinhen chose Moneta

We enjoy fishing and canoeing, leisure activities. This home is perfect because it is set back in a cove, yet close enough to easily get to the main parts of the lake! The minute we walked into this house we knew it was perfect.

What makes this house unique

Screened in porch. Easy access to the lake. Canoes, kayaks, and fishing spots.


Moneta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2380 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 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
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower Level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Level
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Main Level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lower Level
  • All bedrooms have its' own full bathroom.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Renters must provide their own linens, towels, and paper products for their stay at the house. A cleaning service will clean the home after use. This cleaning service can provide towels and linens at extra cost if you would prefer to rent these items rather than bring them yourselves. We are required by the county to collect a 12.3% tax. All bookings are subject to a security deposit.


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Very Affordable, Lake Getaway on Peaceful Wooded Cove with Private Dock
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We liked being tucked away in the cove and the xtras available for use: canoes, kayaks, fire pit, fishing rods etc. Would return. Easy 15min drive if you want to eat out or rent a motorized boat.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review!
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Truly Amazing/Like home with perks!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with this rental starting with the communication from owners before reserving- Responds in timely, polite fashion. The residence is in good shape with so much to do. Our teens & the adults enjoyed the card table, bumper pool, ping pong, corn hole, movies & many games on site. There is just about everything you could possibly need available at this house, inside & out. The house itself is set up well with bedrooms, baths, sitting areas, TV's, closet space, etc. The hammocks & fire pit were a big hit; enjoyed fishing gear & other water items; lots of outdoor seating on deck & dock; we loved the screened porch. Any kind of pot, pan, bowl, plate, utensil you could want is in the kitchen, even seasonings & sugar. I could go on & on. We brought our boat & were glad to have somewhere on site to keep it in the water. The water level is lower & the water a tad murkier in the cove vs. the bigger lake area, but it is quiet & there are no wakes rocking the dock area. The Food Lion & some restaurants are not far away by car (or boat to other restaurants & a few stores). We also loved being able to bring our little furry family member with us. It is certainly very affordable for what you get staying here. Would highly recommend this property to anyone. It was a great vacation spot & the owners are very helpful with any questions or needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are happy that the accommodations we provide are being enjoyed and making your stay even better! Again we appreciate the review and hope to see you back!
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing. It is well stocked with everything that you need to have a great vacation. They offer fishing rods, tackle, life vests, canoes, kayaks, board games, DVDs and air mattresses. It is actually really secluded too. The water at the dock is only 2 feet deep and the WIFI does not allow fro streaming but I highly recommend this vacation home. We will be visiting again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, and thank you for recommending us to others! We are always glad to hear that your stay was what you hoped for and that you will be returning! As for the water level, although the cove provides seclusion, peacefulness, and privacy, it comes with possible lower water levels. These levels do not decrease so much as to not allow a boat to be docked at our dock, but we understand they limit diving and swimming at the dock. We are located just a short canoe or kayak ride to the deep waters for swimming. I have attached a link to look at the water levels at Smith Mountain Lake for everyone to view to see the trends. As for the WiFi, this was the best option for WiFi available for residential at the lake. Although it is not as optimal as probably your home WiFi, we are one of few homes that even offer any sort of WiFi at the lake. There are a few nearby restaurants that offer WiFi that have better speeds if there was some pressing work that needed to get done. We hope to at least provide the ability to check email and get other minor uses of the WiFi, but no streaming will most likely not be possible. Thank you again for your review! And look forward to you visiting again!
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Beautiful property, perfect for our family of 4. With 2 minor inconveiences.

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast fishing (with supplied fishing accessories), boating, and playing games that were already included with the rental. First impression was very clean, welcoming, and homey. We were so impressed with the generosity of the owner, we could see ourselves staying there again next summer!

For our two concerns, first out of the owners control smith mountain lake dropped the water level and being that this property is located towards the back of a cove we couldn’t dock our boat without hitting ground. Lastly, the advertised WiFi they have in the house wouldn’t let us check our email. So really the only complaint we have is that the WiFi was not up to par (couldn’t even use personal Verizon data coverage either due to poor signal).

Other then that was a great experience wouldn’t hold us back from coming back to this lake oasis again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great hearing you were able to relax and enjoy your time at our property and SML. To address your concerns, the Wi-Fi availability aspect throughout the majority of the SML area is a widespread issue that is being addressed by all those affected including our community as to acquiring proper infrastructure to provide faster more reliable Wi-Fi access. Currently we provide through our provider (Verizon) what is considered to be the most viable option available. We will always be looking at any more effective options that become available as we are aware that internet access (even on vacation) will only continue to be a focus to travelers. As far as the water level, unfortunately, along with the many advantages of being located in a quiet cove, we can be affected by the actions of the AEP when lowering the water level throughout the lake. We certainly hope you were not substantially inconvenienced and you were still able to enjoy the water play both in the cove and out in the main areas of the lake. Again thank you for staying at our property and for providing your feedback so that we can continue to improve our guest experience.
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  • 5 of 5

The driveway is massive! We had a large truck and boat trailer plus two other vehicles and still plenty of room. The house from first glimpse was beautiful. Stepping in, wide open space. Wood floors and high ceilings. There is a couch by the door, (plenty of naps there) plus the two in the living room. The bar height table seats 4, but there's a 4 seater table right outside the living room on the deck. There is also a huge grill and a screened in section on the deck. At the last years house we couldn't use the screened in room because it was full of bugs and webs!!!! Not the case at this house! Very clean outside sitting. There are 2 bedrooms on the main level with their own bathrooms. My bf and I took the basement room as the temperature down there was much cooler. It also had it's own bathroom plus 2 couches in the living room with a tv and sooooooo many games. Washer and dryer are also down here. Plenty of fishing gear and life vests on sight. There was a whole cabinet of some very up to date games. We got lucky and had a whole week with amazing weather so no one made use of the games. But the fact that they were available was great. Kitchen is fully stocked with cups plates bowls and pots and pans. Food Lion is very close as well as other amenities. We brought a boat with us and the public ramp is super close and easy to find. Water level was knee deep from the dock. Perfect for our dog and the 5 year old. Only problem we ran into was water level affecting the use of the boat lift. (Guy thing) All the ladies loved the big dock for getting sun and relaxing. (Also plenty of seating at the dock) The home even had a outdoor bluetooth speaker that we took down to the dock. Outlets for charging our phones at the dock as well, this is important because the location of the house doesn't provide for good signals. But that's the point of vacation! WiFi is affected by the location as well, it is very secluded. If you need internet, bring your own hotspot. Whats in the house allowed for the 5 year old to stream videos to her tablet but impossible to connect laptops. There is also 3 hammocks outside and a huge fire pit with seating. The problem with most of the houses at the lake, the hill of death. This house had a very easy walk from the house to the dock. Water temperature was perfect. No easing into the temperature. Great visit. Cons; basement bedroom mattress felt like a sheet of wood. Washer had a smell. Not deal breakers

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at our property and for noticing the amenities we are always striving to provide for our guests. To address your concerns regarding cell and internet reception -that is certainly an ongoing issue throughout the SML area due to the existing lack of infrastructure. We are providing our guests with our current provider, Verizon, what we have found to be best option currently available and certainly hope it provides an adequate level of connection to the outside world. We will, as with everything involving our property, continue to search for any improved options that become available. We very much appreciate you taking the time to express your concerns, as it is our utmost priority to hope to make every guest experience as optimal as possible .To that end, we will address your comments as to the mattress and the washing machine. Thank you again for using our property to enjoy SML.
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The house was clean and well laid out.Rooms were spacious with private baths. Loved the screen porch

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house had a lot to offer. Didn’t get to use the canoes but did have a bonfire. We spent a lot of time boating on the lake. It was great having a dock there so all we had to do was walk down and climb in the boat. Definitely would do this again. Thank you Jessica for letting us stay at your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always great to hear that people can take advantage of the dock! It gives the complete lake feel. We built that fire pit this spring so we are glad our guests are utilizing it! Maybe next time you can take advantage of the canoes and kayaks! Have a great rest of your summer!
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Car: necessary

This vacation home is the perfect spot to bring your family, significant other, or friends. We are set in the back of a cove, very private and calm. Far enough from the main part of the lake to enjoy peace and quiet, but a short drive to the grocery stores, wineries, hiking, shopping, and boat marinas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

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.