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Large Comfortable Retreat! Our Private Paradise

Chatham, VA, USA
  • Cottage2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

6 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms with private Mountain Views

Come get cozy by your warm wood fireplace! The master suite boasts a large wood burning fireplace ready for those cold winter nights. The master is great for couples, especially for romantic getaways!

Our home is very private and serene, yet close to many popular area attractions. Only a 10 minute drive to SOUTH Smith Mountain Lake/Dam boat launch. Explore the 12 acres with the existing trails, stream, fruit trees, and wildlife. The house is a spacious 6 bedroom 3 bathroom private home including a giant master suite w/private deck overlooking the vast forest (and over 160 acres of adjacent to the property). Enjoy a living room upstairs, and downstairs both with satellite TV, and Blue Ray/DVD players. Newer home (built in 2005) with all modern amenities and decor. Our family loves our lake close, yet private paradise to explore and relax. In the playroom there is a full bed, as well as

a WII for family games, DVD's.

There are plenty of books, board games, and nature to keep all the family busy, or spend quality time together.

The main home sleeps 8-12 comfortably including 3 Queen Pillow top matresses, 2 full beds, and twin bunk beds), the additional wooded cabin is also available (with this listing or by itself). The main house has two livingrooms, one downstairs, and one upstairs, The Master Suite boast a large rock Fireplace and expansive sundeck, as well as it's own living room without couch and chaise lounger in from of the fireplace. Also equipped with a flat screen TV and elliptical/bike in the master closet for indoor workouts, and a private mini-fridge (adults only).

The house is accessible for those that require a wheelchair (only the bottom floor is wheelchair accessible which includes the kitchen, three bedrooms a living room, and large handicap accessible bathroom).

Enjoy the peacefulness of the our bubbling creek near the hunters cabin. The house is in walking distance to Pigg River access, where you can catch small mouth bass, crappie and rock bass. Only 14 miles to Hargrave Military Academy. Just 5 Miles from where "The Moonshiners" show is filmed, in the heart of beautiful Moonshiner country rural Pittsylvania County.

Please e-mail with any questions or rental requests, and request online via Flipkey to the right. Michelle and Lonnie McDonald

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN ALSO BOOK Our Private Wooded Cabin along with this listing for large groups if both homes are available, both homes together would accommodate up to 17 comfortably.


Michelle McDonald

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Michelle McDonald

I am retired military and my husband in in law enforcement. We are honest, hard working people.

Michelle McDonald purchased this Cottage in 2012

Why Michelle McDonald chose Chatham

We loved the view on top of our mountain!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Blue Room
        1 queen, Downstairs
      • Beige Room
        1 queen, Our newest addition downstairs
      • Green Splendor Room
        1 queen, Upstairs
      • Bunk Room
        2 twin/ single, Kids Bunk Beds-Gender Neutral Upstairs
      • Game Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Game Room that also has a folding futon Downstairs
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, Private lounge and woodburning fireplace. Upstairs


        • 3 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Rural
                We are on top of our own mountain!


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Linens Provided
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Fireplace
                            In Master Bedroom
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Living Room
                            There are two living rooms. One upstairs, and One downstairs.
                          • Parking
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wood Stove
                            In both the upstairs and downstairs living rooms


                              • Coffee Maker
                                12 cup brewer/single cup server
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                                Double door with water and ice maker.
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 10 people


                                      • Books
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Foosball
                                      • Game Room
                                      • Games
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                        Through Satellite, and Bluetooth speaker in upstairs living room
                                      • Television
                                      • Toys
                                      • Video Games


                                          • Balcony
                                            Off Masterbedroom
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            Off Kitchen
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            You will need to bring charcoal. Located off the kitchen patio downstairs.


                                              • wheelchair accessible
                                                Only the bottom of the home with be accessible. The bottom is where the kitchen, the downstairs living room, 1 bathroom and 3 bedrooms are.


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • marina
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                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.

                                                                22 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great stay!

                                                                Chris M.

                                                                We had a great stay! Will definitely consider booking again in the future!

                                                                Comfortable and affordable , beautiful views.

                                                                Shannon G.

                                                                Lots of room at an affordable price. Minor improvement suggestions: laundry soap, dishwasher and liquid soap. Shelving in bathrooms. End tables and lamps in bedrooms and living areas. Downstairs kitchen gave us our extra steps! The family enjoyed the accommodations. Second time renting. Will probably rent again.

                                                                Spacious and Inviting!

                                                                Melissa D.

                                                                Wounderful home! Can't say enough great things about this house! We look forward to our little getaway each year. Michelle is an amazing host!

                                                                A country hide away

                                                                A nice big home, away from the city to sit back and get away.

                                                                Perfect for our family gathering. Lots of space, gorgeous views, cozy & inviting, all the essentials

                                                                Donna M.

                                                                Easily put, perfect!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We are glad that you loved our home! You were an amazing guest and welcome back anytime!

                                                                Great place to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday

                                                                Jean W.

                                                                Plenty of space for everyone so we didn't feel crowded. Nice to have enough bathrooms! Plenty of parking for the extra people who came to the party. We had everything we needed in the kitchen to cook both a Thanksgiving feast and the birthday dinner. Beds were very comfortable.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks for the great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay! You are your family are welcome back anytime! Michelle-owner


                                                                Chatham, VA, USA


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                We do welcome pets to our home, but we will need proof that your pet is flea free before they can stay. The proof can be a letter from at veterinarian that states that the pet is on medication for fleas, and is flea free. I am sorry if this is an inconvenience, but we want all guests to have a pleasurable stay in a flea free home. If it is found that you have a pet that was not registered, and the pet fee was not paid, you will be charged the pet fee, and responsible for any flea's found after your stay (as they can live months before hatching).

                                                                22 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.5/5
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