About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Looking for an easy, relaxing vacation? Rent “Pop’s Pleasure”, our comfortable home at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia!
* Enjoy cooking in our spacious, well-equipped kitchen
* Eat your meals on the large screened-in porch, surrounded by the sounds of nature.
* Our extensive shoreline is perfect for hours of fishing fun!
* The large stationary dock with 2 floating extensions easily accommodates 2 boats while leaving plenty of room for sunbathers and swimmers.
* Enjoy the afternoon breeze in the hammock while reading, relaxing, and watching as the boats go by.
Complete with secure Wi-Fi, this cottage is the perfect choice for a family getaway! Conveniently located near the Westlake shopping area (grocery, drugstore, theater) and Bridgewater Plaza (ice cream, putt-putt, shops, boat rental), the house has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8.
Located in deep water near marker R27, Pop's Pleasure makes it easy for swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen to have fun together!
Main floor -
Master bedroom with Queen bed and private 1/2 bath
Additional Queen bedroom
Additional Twin bedroom (convertible to King if desired)
Game room with lots of games and movies
Keywords: Smith, Mountain, Lake, Water-Front House, Screened Porch, Deep Water, Large shoreline, Full Kitchen, Swimming, cottage
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Steve Strand
My parents built this house in the 1980's and we've spent many weekends and holidays together here through the years. Now that our children are teenagers, our lives are busy and we don't get together as often. But we all have fond memories of our times at SML! Our entire family loves the lake house! From swimmers to sunbathers and fishermen to porch-rockers, our family includes them all. And everyone's unique pasttime is readily available at Pop's Pleasure. My mother loves to sit on the porch, listening to the birds and enjoying the beautiful trees. I spend most of my time floating in the water or sunbathing with a book. My nephews are great fishermen, and our girls love to ski and knee-board. At night, we play games, work jigsaw puzzles, watch movies/TV, or visit Bridgewater Plaza for ice cream and live music. There is something for everyone at Smith Mountain Lake!
Steve Strand purchased this Cottage in 1983
Why Steve Strand chose Moneta
Crisp air, clear water and beauty surround you at Smith Mountain Lake. Birds and deer are plentiful and the lake has more than 500 miles of shoreline. And our cottage is only minutes away from grocery stores, pharmacies and other modern conveniences.
What makes this Cottage unique
Wonderful wineries are only a few minutes away! Visit the Booker T Washington birthplace to learn about slavery and education. Drive on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway or visit the Peaks of Otter and enjoy a meal in its historic lodge.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We picked Pop's place based on the location & loved it. The porch became everyone's favorite place to hang out.....coffee in the morning was the best. One really nice feature the owners did was label every light switch, made it very helpful. We're six adults & finding a place that doesn't have bunk beds is difficult & this place worked for us. we were able to put our kayaks in off the dock without any trouble. From the water, I thought the path up to the house was going to be very steep, but it wasn't difficult at all. My hubby fished a couple days off the dock. Thanks for a special vacation. We hope to be back next year.
Thanks for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed the lake, the porch and the dock! It is a special place and early fall is a colorful time at the lake. Kayaking is perfect this time of year. We look forward to having you as our guests again next year. Have a wonderful rest of 2017!
It's a perfect place to make memories...
I have to say that the owner is top notch and communicates very well. This cottage is the perfect home to make memories with your family. Pop's Pleasure is a homey, warm cabin style home. There is a ton on space! Closets and places to hide your bags and cases. Saturday and Sunday the lake was BUSY, not what I had originally expected. However, Bridgewater is maybe a 5 minute boat ride and the grocery store is less than 10 minutes by car. This is truly a home. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and the owner was extremely efficient in returning communication via email with us. Thank you for sharing such a special place with us!
Christine, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our home at the lake! Yes, it is a special place and it has brought our family many special memories through the years. Thanks for the review. Wishing you and your family a wonderful year and we hope to have you stay with us again sometime. Be well.
great week at the lake
Fishing, jet skiing, wake boarding, rubber tubing and fresh air. Life is good! The house, pop's place, was terrific. We really loved the screened in porch and view of the lake. A great time was had by all.
Serenity at The Lake
We enjoyed a beautiful Fall weekend at Pops Place at Smith Mountain Lake. The excellent communication leading up to our visit made check in and out very convenient. The house was very cozy, clean, and well kept. We found the kitchen to be very functional and well equipped for the cooking we chose to do.
While the weather was not the best, but the large screened in porch allowed us to really enjoy the outside surroundings despite the rain, in fact we were able to leave the french doors to the house open and hear the rainfall. The lot had lots of trees that allowed us to enjoy the early fall colors from the comfort of the house and screened in porch.
All in all, a great house for a weekend or week long get away, we will be back again!
Great Lake House
We rented this house for our family of four (with kids age 5 and 7) to enjoy a few days of rest. We loved this house and wish it were closer so that we could come back more often! This is obviously a family house, so it felt like we were staying in someone's home - very comfortable and neat, but not a pristine and over-decorated showhome. The kitchen is very well-equipped, and we had a great time, even on a rainy day. The screened porch was heaven for me! My only word of advice is to bring your own water as there is a sulfer-type smell that my kids wouldn't use to brush their teeth or drink. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again! Thank you, Strand family, for sharing your home!
Pop's was great!
My family and I had the best vacation ever last week and we wish we had tried Smith Mountain Lake years ago. The Eastern shore is ok, but with the traffic, crowds, sand and unpredictable weather and water, lake life is so much more laid back. Even when it rained, sitting in the screen porch within the trees overlooking the lake and nature was just as fun as playing on the dock and water. Renting a boat for a couple of days was also a great way to see the area, fish and find more swimming holes, although with 500 miles of shoreline, it is going to take a few years to explore it all.
The cabin was simple and felt great. The WiFi keep the kids happy and the kitchen and bedrooms worked out just fine.
We are so happy that you all had a great time at Pop's Pleasure! Enjoying a sun-filled day on the lake or a quiet afternoon on the screened-in porch does every one a world of good, doesn't it? We hope to see you again next summer. Thanks for staying at Pop's.
Booker T Washington birthplace is 10 minutes away. Tours offered daily.
Close proximity to Blue Ridge Parkway and Peaks of Otter.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Reservation is contingent upon satisfactory phone call with property manager within 24-48 hours and renter must be 25 years or older. Summer rental is Saturday to Saturday only and house accommodates up to 8 people. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. All renters must sign rental agreement and mail to owner.