Relax, refresh, & rejuvenate at Lemon Zest, your retreat nestled on 1-¼ lakefront acres overlooking beautiful Smith Mountain Lake. This sunny yellow home is spacious and airy w/ cathedral ceilings. Lemon Zest features large living, dining, and game rooms all overlooking the lake. We are located in a serene cove, away from the main channel traffic and noise, though close enough that it's only a short boat ride to Hales Ford Bridge. This is a wonderful family retreat and perfect for everyone. We are pet friendly. Great hot-tub! There is also a canoe for you to enjoy!! Book now! The home's main level features a master bedroom w/ queen bed and full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, screened porch and deck. The upper level has a second master bedroom w/ a queen bed; en suite shared full bathroom, and private balcony overlooking a forest scene. The second bedroom has twin beds. The lower level has a bedroom w/ 2 twin beds and full bathroom, laundry room w/ a washer & dryer, and a den. Home now has a canoe! **Home currently has no high speed internet.**
- House3400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
Serene deep water cove, firepit, 3 levels, foosball, hot-tub
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a wonderfully relaxing time at Lemon Zest! The beds were wonderful and the kitchen was very well stocked! We loved the hot tub and even got to canoe! The “We’ve Got You Covered” Company was fantastic with getting us sheets and towels. The weekend was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!! WE LOVED STAYING AT LEMON ZEST!!!
The house was clean but not well maintained at all.
The location, the dock and the cove were the best parts of this house. It has a lot of space but is VERY outdated, cheaply decorated and not well maintained for the price. There were broken lamps, outlets that didn't work, doors that didn't close and the flood lights outside didn't work which is a huge hazard. There is no internet and only 1 TV in the basement. There is plenty of space for a TV in the main living room area and at this price I would expect that plus internet. The furniture is very old and in disarray as well as all of the cheap and bad decor. We called the number to report some of the issues and we got the owner who answered and said they were the owner and then hung up. We then called another number which was the management company and they said they would call back and come address at least the fload lights but never showed up. The property outside has not been maintained with years of crap on the decks and walkeays. This house has some very nice features like the hot tub, screened in porch (which was slanted) and 4 good size bedrooms with 3 very small baths but overall the lack of updates it needs and the crappy furniture and decor make it much more expensive than it should be. We always enjoy the lake and will be back but not to this house.
PA family vacation
My family stayed at LemonZest for 10 days at the beginning of August. We had a fun time. Plenty of house space and room for sleeping. Enjoyed use of the hot tub as well as the lake and docks. Access to the lake is a bit precarious with the steep hill. Wouldn't have mattered except we had our two dogs with us and they love to swim. So we had to to descend the hill for them to get in the water. Would be nice if the main dock attached to the hill down below. Also having steps into the lake would be great for the dogs. The big stones along the shore made it tough. Being in the cove made it less busy with boats. We had fun at the bridge shops and playing putt putt. Also rented a pontoon boat for a day and went tubing. Overall the lake house is large but in need of some sprucing up. No yard for activities. There was also a misunderstanding on whether Sheets and towels were provided so we had to purchase them at Dollar General the night we got there. I guess you can rent them but need to give three months notice. I did not receive prior information regarding a list of things to bring although I was told I did. Loved the lake but may look for a house with more yard space and easier lake access for next year.
Thank you for staying ! Yes the rocks on the shore - have to stay - with the laws governing the lake and shoreline ( the owner does not want them either- but steps into the water cannot be built ) AEP controls the shoreline- all the way up to about 10 feet into the yard on this property. Everyone would love for the dock to attach to the home- but again AEP stopped this over 30 -40 years ago - feel free to look up all the shoreline requirements on their web page. ( I cannot post the link here ) I would love for the dock to be attached- but will never happen - so do not want to mislead anyone. Every lake is governed in our country by an entity and the government- so we have to adhere to all their laws with any shoreline property.
The what to bring was sent out - actually 3 times - someone read / opened the email twice - it is on the same sheet as the directions - so that would be how you found the home..
Thank you again - nice home- this lot is not considered steep ( it is approx 30 steps- our steep lots near the dam- mountainview shores area have over 100 -200 steps down - we do call that steep - we call Lemon Zest a gentle slope here- so just an fyi, when you come back to the area..
Thank you again - wish we could do the comments you mentioned but the governing bodies of the lake do not allow it ... so you will not find that really anwhere here ..
Amazing family getaway!
I took my wife and two small children (2 and 1) along with my adult brother and parents to Lemon Zest. The location was perfect, about ten minutes from the grocery store, and not hard to find with the help of Google Maps. The location on the lake is back in a quiet cove which was great for swimming and jumping off the second level dock. The gas grill is hooked to the main tank in the house so you don't have to buy or swap a tank which was super convenient. Overall, the house was great and accommodated us very well.
We had two small issues during our stay which could not have been foreseen. With calls to the property manager there were professionals there to address the issues within two hours. I write this as a plus and not a condemnation; things happen. The property manager solved the problems quickly and without question. A+.
Would definitely rent again. Had a blast!
We thank you for your feedback. Delighted the home satisfied your needs. Deep water cove does provide area for swimming without a lot of boat traffic.
As a management company,, we try our best to respond quickly to your issues.
Thank you and visit again!
Great getaway for our family, super relaxing.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lemon Zest. The home is spacious and comfortable. I believe it advertises sleeping 6, but it really sleeps 8, as there are 4 bedrooms. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, serving and baking items, utensils etc. I cooked a full Easter dinner. And, we even made a recipe from the "Lemon Zest" recipe book for dessert! It was awesome.
We enjoyed fishing, canoeing, hot tubbing, and hiking in the state park nearby. We went to a beautiful Easter sunrise service too. We named the resident owl "Hootie"! We saw him up close!! It was a great way to spend the Easter getaway with our college student from Liberty!! And we thought the "lemon theme" was really fun!! Thank YOU!!
Lemon Zest is an adorable lake cottage that provided a relaxing and quiet weekend.
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