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Cozy Lakeside Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage

Our second full season on rental market following complete interior renovation, new deck and new private dock!!

We've added a great new path from the house to he dock and updated electronics!!

Avoid the noise and crowds of condos with this two-story cottage; a wonderful lake retreat on a large, open cove on a spacious lot to the waterfront.

Enjoy beautiful clean lake water located on a large deep-water cove between markers R28 and R30. Let the kids go swimming, sailing, skiing, kayaking, canoeing or fishing for champion striped bass, all while mom and dad relax on the deck, patio, or covered dock. Dock your boat in our covered boat dock lift.

Our cottage has an expansive deck and lower level patio overlooking the lake. The main level has an open area for dining and relaxing with large glass doors open to the deck and lake views. In addition to the fully equipped kitchen and living area, there are two bedrooms and a shared bath on the main level. The 'Master Bedroom' also opens to the deck through large glass doors where you will enjoy great lake views each morning when you awaken!

The lower level provides beautiful lake views through the large glass doors leading to the lower level patio. It contains a large recreation/family room with an area for viewing TV or DVD's. The third bedroom, second bathroom and laundry room are located on the lower level. The lower level sofa folds out for an additional double-bed.

Enjoy dining and relaxing on the large deck, equipped with dining table and chairs, and a gas grill, and overlooking the expansive cove below.

The property is convenient by water or car to restaurants, shops, miniature golf, an arcade, movie theater, wineries, and museums - D-Day WWII Memorial (Bedford, 30 mins), Booker T. Washington (Moneta), Transportation, Science, Tubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, 45 mins), and Mill Mountain Zoo on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Convenient hiking and sightseeing at SML State Park and Shenandoah National Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Sorry, no internet or land line phone. Guests encouraged to bring mobile phones.

Keywords: sml, smith mountain lake, cottage, lakehouse, waterfront, home

More Details

Bill Conklin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Moneta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upper Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Newly renovated in spring of 2015
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Newly renovated in spring of 2015
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upper Level Bedroom - Lakeside - 1 queen , Private access to bathroom.
    Upper Level Bedroom - Streetside - 1 queen
    Lower Level Bunkroom - 2 bunk bed , Private access to lower level bathroom
    Lower level family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Pull-out sleep sofa in lower level family room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Dock your boat in our covered boat dock and lift.


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Cozy Lakeside Cottage
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Lakeside Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the lake renting this house. Lots of amenities close by and good fishing. House had all the things needed for a nice weekend away. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're very kind and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay! We've made a number of improvements to the property and have more planned during the off-season. Thank you
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Wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Cozy Lakeside Cottage over the Labor Day weekend. It was perfect. The house, particularly the kitchen, had everything necessary to cook for a house of 8. There were no complaints regarding the beds and their comfortability. The dock area was lovely. Fair warning, as the other reviews mention, the hill to and from the dock is quite steep, so try to bring everything down in a single trip or two. My father docked his bass boat here for two of the nights. Very convenient if you have or rent a boat.

All in all, my family and I really enjoyed our stay here. The owner was extremely responsive and easy to work with. Best of all, I was able to bring my dog. This was a huge bonus!!! Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review. It pleases us tremendously to know that others can enjoy the lake while staying at our home.
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Affordable, Great Spot on the Lake, VERY steep hill

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very responsive, polite and fast in correspondence. Getting to bring your pet on vacation is such a plus for us, and our dog had a blast! Furniture was cozy, dock was lovely, deck box was very convenient to use for the week.

The kitchen is dated but completely adequate for all of your cooking needs; the oven was hit and miss a few times, but I think it was more user error than a problem with the oven.

I would really like to stress that the hill to the dock is VERY STEEP. We have been staying at SML for over ten years, and this was the steepest hill we ever encountered. I was with my in laws, and unfortunately, we found the gravel path more treacherous than just taking the grass down, as my father in law fell on the gravel pathway the first day. After that, we were a little more cautious with the hill. My husband and I (late thirties) were fine, just a little winded. This hill is maybe not a good fit for your older family members. It might be a wish list item, but stairs would make a world of difference!

The beds were a bit old and it was hard to get a good night's sleep; for the price point, I wasn't surprised, but fair notice: I can fall asleep pretty easily and found the beds to be uncomfortable. A little upgrade here would go a nice way!

TL;DR: Overall, you can't beat the value and the location on the lake. By land, you are so close to the grocery store, trash dump (you have to take your trash to the dump; there is no pick up) and restaurants. By water, you are even closer to boat rentals and things to do. This was a prime spot on the lake and we really loved that. Beds could use an upgrade, downstairs isn't air conditioned (we had a cool temp week and were not bothered at all; ceiling fans worked well) and the hill to the lake is VERY STEEP. Would not recommend for older family members or very young ones either.

House is comfortable, meets your needs and overall, you will be in for a great week! The owner is a great and very responsive. Would recommend for anyone who won't have trouble with the hill.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent week at SML

  • 4 of 5

My family spent a week at SML in August. The home was clean, and everything worked properly. We spent most of our time on the deck and dock; both are relatively new and comfortable. The bathrooms have been updated. The kitchen is a bit dated, but very functional. The owner is extremely responsive. All in, a great value and a great week.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a nice, clean, well equipped home. Great for a stay at the lake

  • 4 of 5

The home was clean and well equipped. There is a monster hill leading down to a really nice boat house/dock facility where we spent most of our time. Plan well when you go to the bottom, because the hill will take your breath away going back up.

The dock was really well set-up, with areas for shade and areas to get some sun. The cove was lovely, some activity, but not crazy noisy.

The owners have done a nice job rehabbing the cabin, and it was very pleasant place to spend a week. I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views from the deck! Nice newer dock. So nice to find a place that allowed our 2 dogs!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The recent remodeling was very nicely done. It would be helpful to have better access to the water. The slope is quite steep and slippery especially with the rain we had. Some type of walkway would be much appreciated! Updating the tvs would be good and providing some wireless internet as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

$250/night for stays less than 3 nights during Late Season & Fall.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.