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CAPE COTTAGE!! Water Trampoline--NO steps to party dock--Fire pit--Volleyball

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3-4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 8 adults

Cape Cottage is located in 'Holiday Hills', near the Virginia Dare Marina and close to the State Park. This is the best location on the lake with no steps to the dock. The water right off the dock is perfect for swimming, boating and all water sports. Great for the entire family, this cottage is a favorite with kids who love the large water trampoline, teens love the location on the lake for water sports and families love the beach volleyball court. Fisherman find our cove to be the lake's best for morning fishing.

The great dock is furnished with lounge chairs and an umbrella table and chairs. A canoe is available for your use.

The house is located mid-way between the Smith Mountain Lake Dam and Bridgewater Plaza, between markers R-20 and R-22.

The cottage itself is fresh, clean and newly decorated with designer touches in every room. Beautiful hardwood floors greet you upon walking in to the open space great room. On the main level is an open kitchen w/breakfast bar, great room w/Dish TV, dining room, Master Bedroom and Master Bath. Brand new beautiful en-suite Huge Master Bath with walk-in shower! Sliding doors from the great room and Master Bedroom open onto a beautiful sunporch that overlooks the lake. Upstairs are 2 more bedrooms and a rec. room with sleep sofas, shuffleboard, slot machine and another Dish TV.

New in 2018!

Free wireless internet is included in your rental...

The upstairs sofa bed has a new air-bed mattress with built-in pump...this is guaranteed to be the MOST COMFORTABLE sofa bed ever!

Canoe available for your use.

Totally renovated Master Bath-So Luxurious!

More Details

Cheryl Wilhide
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Cheryl Wilhide

Cheryl and Steve Wilhide of Ellicott City, Maryland found that Smith Mountain Lake was the perfect vacation spot. Friends of ours at the lake convinced us to look at property and we were sold! We wanted a place we could vacation with our family and share our house with others as well.

Cheryl Wilhide purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Cheryl Wilhide chose Moneta

Cape Cottage is located on a quiet cove, near shopping, gas, marinas and other lake conveniences. We are in a deep water cove, meaning that we can always navigate our boat in and out, even if the lake level is low. Yet, we are in a NO WAKE cove, which assures that our children can swim safely right off the dock.

What makes this cottage unique

Location! On the lake, we are halfway in between the lake's 2 major attractions...Bridgewater Plaza & The Dam.

Also, a very short boat ride to the VA Dare Marina and the State Park.

On land, we are super close to a great convenience store and 15 minutes from Food Lion & other shops.

Fire Pit! Sitting around the firepit at night, making s'mores and gazing at the stars...can't be beat!

Party Dock! Plenty of room for all...

Trampoline! This is our big attraction. It's a real water tramp (not a blow up tube) and its exclusively for our guests

Sunporch! Lots of space to hang out, eat meals, play games while looking right at the lake

Gentle Lot! If you're familiar with SML, you know that so many properties sit up on hills high above the lake.

Not us! You can walk out our front door and around to the lake without one single step! Very rare!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Cheryl,

Just checking in to tell you we are at your home right now. It is absolutely fantastic. Your house is spotless and so comfortable. And the master bath and shower are gorgeous. I adore your taste.

The weekend weather is perfect.

Thank you for making your wonderful home available to us.

All the best,

Mar 2015
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Moneta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • There are hotel-quality wall-mounted hair dryers in all 3 bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Sofa/chair beds - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Sofa/chair beds
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There is also a beach volleyball court in the front of the house. There is ample room to park your boat trailer on the top of the property, off-street. Nearby marinas rent boats and jet skis and there is room to tie-up at the dock. Free wireless internet!


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CAPE COTTAGE!! Water Trampoline--NO steps to party dock--Fire pit--Volleyball
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week at Cape Cottage. Great swimming off the dock and great location-less than 5 minutes to boat launch at State Park, gas for boat even closer at the Virginia Dare Marina and only 10 minutes to Food Lion! The house was decorated very nicely and very clean and well maintained. I can't think of a thing we needed that wasn't provided. Lots of games and good DVD's and the sand volleyball court, water trampoline and horseshoe pit added even more fun. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed Cape Cottage for your vacation! You are certainly welcome back any time!
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Amazing Cottage and Location

  • 5 of 5

This property, the cottage, and location were beyond my families expectations. The description is spot-on. The cottage and location was very accommodating! It is very clean, and beautifully maintained. The bedrooms are roomy, and the beds of very comfortable. The bathrooms are upscale, with tile and glass, and a walk-in handicap accessible master bath shower. My mother is wheelchair bound and we had zero problems. The screened in porch over-looking the water is absolutely fantastic. Lots of tables to accommodate family meal times. The owners are amazing, accommodating and provided excellent service. The property is about 40 - 45 min. from Lynchburg area. I would recommend this property to anyone, I can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it----again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Cape Cottage and we are repeat customers for a reason - it is a perfect place for a lake vacation. The location is ideal for letting the kids swim off the dock and play on the water trampoline because it is not a high traffic area. The enclosed sunroom/deck was a great place for the kids to entertain themselves during rainy times.

This year besides boating, tubing, and swimming, we went blueberry picking. There is a farm very close to Cape Cottage where you can pick your own. They don't use pesticides so you don't have to worry about tasting while you pick. If you like wineries, don't miss Hickory Hills, White Rock, and Ramulose Ridge. Good wines, nice people, and beautiful scenery.

We would recommend Cape Cottage to anyone looking to stay at Smith Mountain Lake. The house is comfortable and clean, the kitchen well equipped, and the grounds well maintained. The owners could not be more accommodating and responsive to your needs. We look forward to many more stays at Cape Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We are happy to have you back any time!
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Chesterfield, VA

love your place

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for another great holiday weekend! The weather was perfect and so was the house! We love the changes and additions that you have made. The canoe was a hit. Everything was clean and in perfect order. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad everything was perfect for your Memorial Day weekend with your family. It's great to have "repeat" are welcome back any time!
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Outstanding Property

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home exceeded our expectations even beyond the description and pictures on the website. Everything is welcoming in the home along with very comfortable furnishings. Everything is like new, very clean and well maintained. The water surrounding the dock is deep and very easy for docking your boat. The owners are great folks and very helpful and available if needed. We did have a couple of questions upon arrival and they were readily available to take our call and assist us with our questions. Our stay was only 3 nights and that is our only regret. We will definitely be coming back to Cape Cottage only the next time our stay will be for at least a week.

Craig and Susan

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belle, West Virginia

My stay at Cape Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent the week of 6/16/13 thru 6/23/13 at Cape Cottage. It was the best vacation we have ever had. The house and its furnishings was very comfortable and was everything we needed. The children loved and spent many hours on the trampoline. Fishing was fun for all of us from ages 4 to 70. This will be a repeat vacation for my family. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Wilhide for sharing your vacation home with us. We are looking forward to many more visits at Cape Cottage My family is turning down a vacation to Myrtle Beach next year to revisit Cape Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smith Mountain Lake is located near Roanake, Virginia. Nearby, there are several golf courses, restaurants, shopping, miniature golf, marinas, vineyards, etc. New to the area, just a 10 minute drive, is a 50's style drive-in-movie theatre and diner. This house is ideally located in 'Holiday Hills', and sits right on the water, in a quiet cove. Our lake location is between R20 and R22. The water at the dock is perfect for swimming, boating and all other water sports.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $110
Tax Rate 7.0%

$750 Reservation Deposit Required at time of booking
Off-season rates are negotiable. Please call or e-mail for best rate off-season. Two night minimum required.

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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