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Wind Family Compound--Best Rental on SML!

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

7800sq Ft Of Luxury Home, 2 Level Lots, 2 Docks

(*Please also check out our other properties, The Wind Family Estate--SML's premier, elite rental home! VRBO#648334 as well as A Second Wind VRBO#825368)

If you are looking for the ideal rental property on the most amazing lake anywhere on the east coast then you have found it!

Tired of rental properties that don't have the total package? Look no further--the Wind Family Compound has it all and is the best rental on SML...Bar none!

Large 8000sq ft. luxurious home, 2 flat lots with beautiful hardwood trees, 2 docks, over 320' of pristine waterfront with natural rock croppings directly across from the undisturbed land of the Sml State Park. No old lake house, no small rooms, no steep climb to the water, no eyesore views, no small docks, no muddy water, no lack of amenities--this property has everything you want and you will not want to leave!

House:8000sq ft of new, luxurious construction; 2 masters and multiple bedrooms and pull-out sofas providing beds for many guests, 5 bathrooms and 2 half baths, numerous family rooms, game room, flat screen HD tvs, spectacular views of the water and beautiful SML State Park across the deep water cove, large gourmet kitchen with custom cherry cabinets, second full kitchen upstairs, fully stocked kitchen for all your cooking needs (Keurig coffee, mixer, toaster, pots and pans, bakeware, service for 20, knives and more!), massive screen porch with skylights overlooking the water for meals, relaxation, and star lit family gatherings! The house is truly an unrivaled accommodation!

Land: you can enjoy 2 lots totaling almost 2 acres of relatively flat lakefront paradise all to yourself! Mature hardwood trees provide beauty and privacy creating your own compound! Truly unparallelled beauty!

Waterfront: over 320' of pristine waterfront with natural rock croppings directly across from the undisturbed lands of the sml state park! Private cove with low boat traffic and scenic views. Hang out, dive into 18 feet of water from the large dock, or swim off the second dock in 4-6 feet of water!

Docks: 2 docks, 18 feet of water off the larger dock with 4-6 feet of water off the small one. Three floating docks and covered deck area.

Have kids?: no problem! So do we! You will not find a more kid friendly rental! Fully stocked toy room provides toys and even a playhouse with slide for your kids so everyone enjoys their vacation more! Toys and games for kids of all ages (even grown kids at heart!) grab one of our fishing rods and let your youngster catch his/her first fish! High chair provided. Take our kiddie pool down to the lake so all ages can enjoy the water!

Indoor entertainment: worried about rainy days? We have you covered! Game room with ping pong, air hockey, foosball, poker tables, and pool table! Numerous flat screen HD TVs with DVD, Blue Ray, cable tv, Wi-Fi internet

Outdoor entertainment: everything you need to enjoy magnificient sml and our beautiful property--canoe, kayak, paddleboat, horseshoes, ladder toss, cornhole set with bags, basketball goal, badminton set, fishing rods, picnic table, dock chairs, bocce ball set, noodles, floats and other water toys.

Amenities: what is a stay at the lake without cooking out? We provide you with multiple grills (both gas and charcoal)

Fishing: interested in landing SML's legendary citation stripers? We have arrangements with some of the lake's premier striper guides just for you! Some have agreed to consider discounts and dockside pick up for our guests. Head out to reel in fish for fun, dinner, or even to mount on your wall! Some of the best fishing on the lake can even be done by boat or from our docks in the cove! Fishing rods provided.

Nearby: 1)Fly in or charter a flight to see the lake by air!

2) within minutes of several scenic, award winning wineries!

3) within a couple miles of the popular Virgina Dare dinner and scenic cruise river boat dock!

4) close to numerous restaurants and shopping

In short, you are at the best location on the entire 500+ miles SML shoreline!

Misc: owner's personal guide to enjoying your stay at SML--everything from the best skiing/wakeboarding coves to waterfront dining and restaurant reviews to wineries to tourist/vacation activities! The secrets to getting the most out of your vacation are all there! Complete with maps, brochures, and coupons! We are also fully available to you up to and throughout your stay to insure that you get the most out of your SML visit! We promise it will be a memorable stay!

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions! We will be happy to discuss our property with you and provide you with more photographs or whatever detailed information you desire.

We hope you will decide to stay at our home! We are completely confident that you will enjoy it every bit as much as we do and agree with us that there is no better all-around property for rent anywhere on smith mountain lake!

Please visit the following websites to learn more about SML!

1) This is a classic river boat which does dinner and sightseeing cruises. It docks only minutes by water or land from our property. You can also get gas at the marina.

2) This is the 'insider's guide' to SML. Full of great information about the lake and surrounding area which will help you enjoy your stay!

We apologize for any inconvenience but do not allow pets anywhere on the property at any time. If you are interested in boarding your pet locally during your stay at our home, you may contact either SML Animal Hospital (540-297-9188) or Windy Ridge Kennels (540-297-7200).

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Ashley

Our family called SML home for a year back in 2012. The day we left, we were sick to our stomachs and vowed to find a way to get back to what can only be described as the ultimate lake paradise. Two short years later, we have acquired a more amazing property than we ever thought we would find! We live only a short drive from the lake and check on our home regularly. We love our home and are excited at the opportunity to share it with you!

Ashley purchased this house in 2014

Why Ashley chose Smith Mountain Lake

We searched the lake for literally 4 years looking for the ideal property. We looked at endless properties, but never could find one with a 'total package.' Often we would find a great house on a mediocre lot. Or, a great dock with undesirable water. We knew when we saw this property that our search had ended. Never had we seen a property that had it all until this one and we are sure if you stay with us that you will agree that this is a unique and unrivaled family compound!

What makes this house unique

THE BEST OF EVERYTHING--massive luxury home on 2 amazing, flat lots; amazing views from the house and dock across from State Park; multiple boat docks with lifts; your choice of deep or shallow water on a single property; ideal location on the lake, fully stocked with everything you need to enjoy your visit to SML both inside and outside--there is nothing that this property lacks! Every important aspect of a lake property is top notch!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Wind Family Compound--Best Rental on SML!
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful Lake Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Where do we begin? We spent a wonderful week in this lake home with close friends from high school and college. We started the tradition of a summer lake vacation 31 years ago and would easily say this home and our week there is rated as our favorite. It's the perfect home for a larger group. We docked our boats easily, played cornhole, gathered on the patio, enjoyed the fire pit, and grilled dinner there also. We never felt crowded. Located across from a state park is an added bonus as there are no docks on the opposite side to compete with. The house is well appointed and we have rebooked for next year. We cannot wait to make more memories in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer vacation was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Our summer vacation at Smith Mountain Lake this year was our best ever! We are so grateful that these owners provide such awesome accommodations for their guests and rent out this place. We rebooked before leaving (only way I would leave such a great review in fear of not getting our week next year! This was our first year at Smith Mountain and we fell in love. We have stayed at homes along the East Coast on lakes, but none had this many amenities or kept this clean. The kids loved the canoes and paddleboat. The dock and cove are so private with very little boat traffic so we swam all day everyday. We are super excited about returning next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Childhood neighbor reunion

  • 5 of 5

We spent four days at this incredible home with a large group of past childhood neighbors reuniting after 30+ years. Immediately upon entering this home, we were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful, peaceful and immaculate this home is. It was a perfect setting for spending time with old friends. Played cornhole out on the back yard, sat on the dock and soaked in the sun and grilling at night. The comfort is beyond exceptional and we would no doubt return when the time comes for another reunion. Many thanks for a beautiful experience !!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lynchburg, VA

Large private home

  • 5 of 5

We had family staying at this home for a large gathering for my mother's birthday. This house is large and luxurious. The set up was perfect for everyone to have privacy with each family. The 3 fireplaces with gas logs were the best part for our December rental. We have stayed at many homes on the lake and this is by far one of the nicest. We are making plans for booking for the summer if we can get a week before it fills.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fredericksburg, VA

Owners have thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were blown away that this home actually looked like the pictures online. We didn't think it really could have been this nice. Throughout the week, our constant thoughts and comments from everyone in my family was "These people thought of everything!" The owner was available by phone at all hours of the day to answer any questions that arose. They also sent us all of their favorite restaurnats and personal guide to the home. It was perfect since they apparently used to live here! I highly recommend this place to anyone I know. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to stay here and we are ready to book next year. I want to say a big thank you to the owners for setting up such great accommodations for people they don't even know!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will not stay here again

  • 1 of 5

House wasn't clean upon arrival. Cleaning crew came back--stayed until 7 pm. Sent the below feedback night returned home (06/22). No reply until 11 July--then owners alleged damage to 7 towels. We stated that we didn't do damage and asked for full deposit. Received partial deposit on 21 Jul. 26 Jul, owner said that we had audacity to complain (ref feedback below) given $6K+ rate. R&R undone & additional $$/time lost for us.

Excerpt of feedback to owners on 23 Jun

We had a great time. I hope cleaning service found house in better shape than we found it. Feedback:

- Lights on dock: No lights operable... Difficult to locate dock when arriving by boat after dusk.

- Cobwebs: Recommend cleaning service clean-up cobwebs--appeared to be in-place for awhile around light fixtures...

- Temperature control: Very cold in lower level; tried adjustments, but nothing worked...

- Chairs on dock: Very comfortable... One is in need of repair -- screws coming detached from right side handle.

- Gas Grill: Aware of policy that 2 tanks may be full, but wanted to let you know we had 1 full tank. The grill was clean, but gas burners were so full of soot that it flamed up while cooking and we ruined half our meal. We spent a couple of hours cleaning it.

- Charcoal grill: Nice addition to the gas grill. Recommend supplying a small garden shovel to aid the renters in cleaning out charcoal.

- Washer/dryer in garage: We left that one alone. No one came to repair as we recalled you mentioning. Not sure if wet laundry that was there last Sunday remained.

- Canoes, kayak, paddleboat, rafts: Great touch -- enjoyed all throughout the week.

- Sheets: Recommend having cleaning crew make-up the beds for the renters. We were with cleaning crew until 7 p.m. Sunday trying to get mismatched sheets, among other things, worked out.

- Towels: Recommend having towels, handtowels, etc., for each bathroom for at least 3 days. This would be a nice touch.

- Fridge in garage: Much needed. Freezer worked well; fridge section worked poorly.

- Gas Grill: One of wheels not attached. Fell off when tried to move it.

- Steps to main dock: Recommend installing handrail...

- Game room: Fun w/ping pong, pool, fuseball, cornhole. Air hockey hand controller broken upon arrival.

- Screened patio: Felt like pic on website made deck look larger than actual size.

Gameroom bath: No garbage can in bathroom. Used a metal mop bucket...

You have a beautiful home...end excerpt.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff-Again, we are sorry you feel the way you do. I feel we have no choice but to respond with the truth, as your comments are inaccurate. I will start by saying that I could respond to each point in your "feedback" but it would take a while. If any of this points concern anyone for the future, please just ask us to validate the accuracy. Furthermore, I want to point out that so far we have had 19 rental parties at our home. You are the only one that was not invited back after your stay (which apparently upset you greatly), the only guest that has complained, and the first person to not receive your full deposit back. When we informed you of the legitimately damaged towels, you then bombarded us with numerous phone calls and 13 angry emails, complete with threats to write a bad review if we didn't refund all your money--all over a mere $30. We are always happy to work with our renters but I wasn't going to back down because of your threats. Lastly, on 2 different occasions you called and literally yelled at my wife. We are a kind, Christian family and enjoy renting our home to nice families like our own--we regret that we rented to someone of your character. For anyone reading this, I hope you will see our very high ratings from renters and the fact that this review is obviously vindictive because of our refusal to back down after being yelled at and threatened. If anyone has any concerns about us as owners or our home please give us the courtesy of calling and allowing us to address them personally. I would be glad to connect you with any of our other 19 (and counting) renters to share their objective experiences so that you are not led astray by one bad apple. We strive to make our home the best we possibly can for our guests!
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Nearest Airport
Smith Mountain Lake Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Virginia Dare
Nearest Beach

Smith Mountain Lake is perhaps the most beautiful lake in the entire United States! It boasts over 500 miles of shoreline Located in a quiet, secluded area, there are many area attractions and several cities a short drive away allowing you to escape to paradise while remaining close to urban areas. The mountain vistas and picturesque scenes are unrivaled and fit for postcards. Boating, fishing, and watersports are second to none. Enjoy dining at numerous spectacular restaurants, including several you can arrive at via boat! Take a dinner cruise on the Virginia Dare or charter guide for the fishing experience of a lifetime! The area also has several golf courses and wineries to occupy your time away from the water. If you haven't seen Smith Mountain Lake, you will not be disappointed! Visit us today!


Rates & Availability

Moneta House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

linen $50 + Tax
Booking fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $260
Tax Rate 12.3%

A third of the payment is due when reserved, another 1/3 60 days from arrival, and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. We will refund your money, less the $500 deposit, if you cancel more than 60 days from your date of arrival. There will be no refunds on cancellations 60 days or less prior to arrival. Holidays and special event dates may have special pricing and length of stay requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Moneta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 8 - 1 bunk bed , twin over full
    Bedroom 7 - 1 bunk bed , twin over full
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , twin over full
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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