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Spike's Place - Magnificent View - Great Location

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Spike's Place Waterfront View and Docks


Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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 triplex (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.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 1
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Large paved driveway, huge yard and sandy beach at the lake....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Must be in a current flea/tick program. Must be in crates if left alone on the property....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One sliding glass door stoop at entrance. Bathroom doors have 26 inches of clearance....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Complimentary Golf car with each rental. Shared use of 6 kayaks, a canoe, paddleboat, sandy beach, volleyball, badminton & croquet....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    42' Flatscreen HD TV with Blu-ray DVD and Directv Satellite Platinum Packaqe...moreless

  • Television


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Arrangements can be made for use....moreless

  • Fireplace:


  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Weekly rentals only must bring their own bath towels. All rentals must bring their own beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Weekly rentals only must bring their own bath towels. All rentals must bring their own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Arrangements can be made for use....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped; stainless steel cookware, kitchen utensils, cuttingboard, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Equipped kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, blender, toaster...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    With porch swing, wrought iron patio furniture and hammock...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    6 kayaks, a canoe and a paddleboat...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Lifejackets, noddles, tubes and floats...moreless



from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 31 - Jun 9, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 10 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer
Aug 12 - Sep 3, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 4 - Nov 25, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$800 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Weekly cleaning fee $50
  • Tax Rate 12%


Mid -June through Mid-August are "weekly" rentals only due to high demand. Prices are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

1/2 of the rental fee is due upon booking. The second half is payable upon checkin. In some circumstances, a payment schedule can be arranged. Payments are in checks or cash.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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Car: Recommended

Yard/outdoor activities friendly; roller blade/bike/skateboard/sidewalk chalk friendly driveway. Twenty min. to Smith Mt. State Park, 30 min. to Smith Mt. Dam -park-museum. National D-Day Memorial and Poplar Forest in Bedford - 30 min. Local wineries abundant. City of Roanoke with restaurants, shopping, museums, Art Gallery, small zoo, etc. 25 to 35 minutes.


Owner info

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 triplex to offer fishing charters and 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, VA, USA:
We chose our triplex 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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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    Spike's Place Waterfront View and Docks

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    Spike's Place Kitchen in the Great Room

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    Spike's Place Second Bedroom

  • Spike's Place Living Room and Dinette in the Great Room

    Spike's Place Living Room and Dinette in the Great Room

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    Spike's Place Waterfront Bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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