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Large Comfortable Cottage with Amazing views!

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private 6 Bedroom/ 3 Bath home to get away from it all!

Our home is literally built into the top of the mountain. The downstairs is 3/4 under ground with a walkout to a private covered patio for alfresco dining.

Come get cozy by your warm wood fireplace! The master suite boasts a large natural rock wood burning fireplace ready for those cold winter nights with it own private lounge area,, as well as a massive private sun deck that looks over the vast forest. The master also is equipped with a flat screen TV and elliptical/bike in the master closet for indoor workouts, and a private mini-fridge (adults only).

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 (Penhook Marina). Explore the 12 acres with the existing trails, stream, fruit trees, and wildlife. The house is a spacious 6 bedroom 3 bathroom private home. 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 décor. The house sleeps 8-12 comfortably including 3 Queen Pillow top matresses, 2 full beds, and twin bunk beds), 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.

Handicapped Access

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). There is a carport area along the left side of the house for easy access to the home.

Our 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 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.

More Details

Michelle McDonald
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 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!


Chatham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Large Comfortable Cottage with Amazing views!
average rating of 4.448276 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We are glad you loved our home! Come back anytime!
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Great place for large family or group!

  • 4 of 5

There was plenty of space for everyone. We had two kids who used air matresses because the queen futon bed was more like a couch and not really big enough to use as a bed. The kitchen was a central gathering place with lots of chairs. It would be great to have a couple more chairs at the table. There were only 6 chairs it would be better to have seating for 10. We always had hot water for showers. The house has Direct TV so the kids and adults could watch different things if they wanted to. We also went to Smith Mountain State Park for the day which is about a 30-35 min drive. The grocery store is only about 10 min. We had deer come through the property in the mornings and we enjoyed the firepit at night. Being in the country you could enjoy the multitude of stars that came out at night. It was very peaceful sitting by the fire and looking up at the stars. Overall we had a great stay and we would defintely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend at SML!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property - very close to SML. Was able to accommodate our large group of 10 with room to spare. Lot's of wildlife and scenic views. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a really nice time. Family enjoyed the private location. Went to the lake and visited wineries .

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house. Roomy and private which we all liked. Large kitchen area and dining area. We had 10 people plus our dogs and had plenty of space. Was all very enjoyable. We hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice family retreat

  • 3 of 5

Nice place, great potential, needs a lot of TLC right now

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this property! Check-in was super easy, the house was clean and spacious and had everything that we needed. The Master bedroom was the perfect hangout spot for our large family to watch movies and spend quality time. The balcony off of the Master bedroom was the perfect area to view the stars and get some much needed peace and quite. We will definitely look for a reason to come back for an even longer stay.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home! You, and your family are welcome back anytime! Michelle and Lonnie
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
C & E Diner
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $135
Pet Fee $75

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).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.