|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Location, Location, Location..... super convenient central lake location ~10 minutes to Halsford Bridge by either boat or car.
The traditional brick front entrace hides the true character of this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom California Contempory with soaring ceilings and walls of glass overlooking beautiful Smith Mountain Lake.
This house is perfect for the family vacation where mom and dad want to spoil themselves by enjoying the ~400 sq ft master suite featuring a lakeviews, king bed, wood buring fireplace and direct access to the screened in porch so you can truly bring the outside in.
Continuing to bring nature in, the living room features rustic Adirondack style furnishings complemented by walls of glass running the full length from floor to the raised ceilings on two walls with a wood fireplace occupying the interior wall
Additionally upstairs there is a galley kitchen opening to the dining room with seating for 8 and additional large windows.
Downstairs includes two additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other with a full over double bunk bed.
The lower level family room features expansive lake views, a bar area, wood stove and exit to the lower porch w/swing and the large 8 person hot tub.
Huge Master Bedroom: King Bed, Fireplace, Lakeview, Porch, Single(pullout), Large Screen
Bedroom Two: Queen
Bedroom Three: Full/Double Bunkbed
We came to the lake for our first visit, over Christmas week, and thoroughly enjoyed staying at this house. The view is gorgeous, the area is convenient for exploring, the house was clean and had everything we needed and then some. We noted that there were plenty of things provided for families with kids, too. The area is quiet in the winter. We loved the screened porch--the weather during our stay was quite mild (a bonus!) and a bit rainy, but that screened porch allowed us to be outside when we weren't visiting museums and monuments, etc. Perfect! The hot tub was fun and oh so relaxing--our first experience with a hot tub, too. We loved watching the deer in the evening, and seeing the ducks and squirrels, and hearing the birds in the trees around the house. Very peaceful. I would definitely recommend the house to others who are looking for a comfortable and convenient place to stay while visiting Smith Mountain Lake.
I'm writing not only to review this place well, but to rebut the opinions of Kathy H. who gave this place a bad review.
This place is awesome. It's not brand new, but it's a lake house! Clean (not a single ant. Kathy, you have to be clean yourself to keep them away), comfortable and extremely well-located (just a few minutes from the Bridgewater Marina by boat or by car).
Our favorite place was the dock - it is a walk, so if you have people in your party who cannot make a steep walk, this place isn't for you, but if not, well worth it. It's on a small cove, out of the hustle and bustle of the main channel. There is furniture and a coffee table and a canoe and a paddle boat.
We also spent lots of time on the outside deck and the screened porch off the master BR. Grill was clean and worked fine - sometimes you had to light it 2x to get it going at full tilt, but once you did, no problem.
The dishwasher did have an issue, but nothing a bit of rinsing cannot deal with.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would love to return the next time we come to SML.
Although in a good area on the lake, the house was less than acceptable. Ants seemed to run the kitchen as we were constantly spraying, cleaning off counters, and having to find other areas to put kitchen supplies. The d/w did not clean dishes, sometimes taking 2-3 wash cycles to get somewhat clean, and the heat/dry cycle did not work. Vinyl floor had stains, frig was rusty and didn't stay closed. The grill was disgusting it was so full of grit and grime. And the overall outdoors (patio area) had not seen a hose or broom in quite a long time it appeared. The house needs to be updated, and although in itself is not a deal breaker, with everything else, we will be looking for another house next visit. Disappointing for the money.
Better than I expected! Some updated furniture not shown in photos. Clean, comfortable, well stocked, easy check in and out. Responsive owner. Good location, beautiful lake. Wonderful week. Would definitely come back.
Our family had a wonderful peaceful week. The house was well equipped for our stay. We spent days on the dock and in the water. At night, I introduced my 20 something kids to yatzee. The furniture was comfortable and the house clean. There was more than enough room for us. Our only question was how to turn on the path lights to the dock. Most definitely would rent this house again next year, I'm thinking for 2 weeks...........
What a lovely, well appointed house for getting away from it all. This clean and well-flowing home sets the mood for comfort and fun. The living room wall of glass and the screened porch make a seamless transition from outdoors to in. Furniture is comfortable and in great shape. Kitchen has everything you could think of to make a feast - from roasting pan and rolling pin to grilling tools. Master bedroom with king bed, loveseat, fireplace, and walk out to porch is an excellent retreat for grown ups. Lots of fun additions - foosball table, board games, well-maintained hot tub, slide off dock into water, canoe, Blue-ray player, bench swing on lower patio, comfortable outdoor furniture by lakeside - all contribute to the retreat atmosphere. Something for everyone. Relatively gentle sloping path (a couple of steep steps at the end) from house to lake is much nicer than the near-vertical climbs you find at other SML houses. Fish were jumping, but we never got a nibble. Probably using wrong set up for the time of year. Close to a couple of wineries, grocery store, Bridgewater Plaza (drive or boat ride) if you want to get out. Lots of parking space. Easy and quick communication with owners. We will be back!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 20 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.