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Hot tub, privacy, foosball, sleeps 6, dog friendly

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Serene deep water cove, firepit, 3 levels, foosball, hot-tub

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.**

Property Manager
Lemon Zest
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


4.5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Hot tub, privacy, foosball, sleeps 6, dog friendly
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Amazing family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Great getaway for our family, super relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend refresher

  • 5 of 5

Lemon Zest is an adorable lake cottage that provided a relaxing and quiet weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lemon Zest is a nice home and comfortable, but is in need of some TLC.

  • 4 of 5

Outside, it was a beautiful day when we arrived, but we immediately had to clean the deck furniture which had not been cleaned in a long time, much less that day in preparation for our arrival. Going in October means lots of falling leaves and nuts, but it would have been a welcome safety measure if their groundskeeper folks could have walked the decks and walkways around the house, and the paths to the docks with a leaf blower. It is a hilly lot with switchback paths that have uneven steps. We understood that the cleaning crew was to have been at the property immediately prior to our check-in, but we ended up sweeping ankle high leaves from the decks and walkways. The driveway was dangerous, having nuts on the hard surface below the leaves that rolled like marbles when stepped on. Also, the hot tub had not been cleaned; a clean hot tub does not foam up like a washing machine. We cleaned the thick white “ring around the tub” and then removed as much of the foam as possible. Despite the strong chlorine odor, we got up the nerve to use the tub only to find that the few jets that do work were not powerful. Inside, the screened porch is a nice addition, but has been sinking/warped for some time and though there has been some recent repair, the room is far from level. It remains skewed which does not allow the screen door to close (one day a bird got trapped in there.) As far as the kitchen goes, some drawer fronts are damaged or broken. If you like to cook, the kitchen in general is not well equipped, the prep knives had apparently been run through the dishwasher many times, but there is a sharpening tool in the drawer beneath the knife block. The 2 large glass platters stored on top of the microwave had been put there without washing; they were deep with grease. We hope this constructive criticism gives the owner the chance to make some changes. On the positive side, the view is wonderful, the beds, and all furniture, are comfortable and the kitchen/laundry appliances work well, as does the heating system. We enjoyed the huge upper party deck above the dock a lot. We did not take advantage of the provided canoes, but we did rent a pontoon boat for the day. The location and dock were perfect for a day of boating. The house is in a great location, private and quiet but still close to stores and entertainment as well as 2 wineries. We enjoyed our stay. The weather was perfect, the starry nights incredible, and the people friendly. We hope to go back to SML soon

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome constructive feedback, thank you. October is a wonderful time to visit SML and the area, lots of guests come especially to enjoy the fall foliage , colors, hike, etc. Sometimes the leaves are difficult to maintain until all have fallen, part of nature, since they fall on a daily basis at this time of year. We could have addressed this issue while you were here had we known. The same with hot tub issue, we do send serviceman out to check the tub if guests experience any problems, this in addition to regular service between tenants. Both of these issues have been reviewed--leaves cleared and no faults with the tub or chemistry. Delighted you experienced perfect weather and we appreciate the positive comments as well. Looking forward to serving you in the future.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
ROAnoke or LYNchburg
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: necessary

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Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full - toilet , tub , shower , main level
    Full - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Full - toilet , shower , downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen - 1 queen , main level
    Queen - 1 queen , upstairs
    2 Twins - 1 twin/ single , upstairs
    2 Twins - 1 twin/ single , upstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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