Cozy Cottage in a quiet cove with a great view. Two bedrooms and a fold out couch. Floating dock with a gentle slope. Paddle boat and canoe available for use. Screened in porch with wrap around deck. Horse shoe pits and fire ring. Public boat ramp near by. Boat rentals available at Smith Mountain Dock and Lodge Marina located in the same cove. Enjoy fishing, floating, or just relaxing on the deck. Come and see for yourself what all this beautiful lake has to offer. Over 500 miles of shoreline.
John and Sandee Key
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 24, 2018
About John and Sandee Key
Welcome to The Key Hole. We have owned this property since 2003. It has been a blessing to our family. We are a family of five with three girls who have grown up paddle boating up to the “Carp Store,” tubing behind the boat, doing the polar plunge over Easter break, and catching hundreds of brim in their “nest.” We have our best family times here and are hoping you will too!
John and Sandee Key purchased this Cottage in 2003
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Our family throughly enjoyed our weekend at Penhook thanks to you.
The house was great, if I had a complaint it would be beds we're not very comfortable.We would definitely go again.
Cozy, convenient, family friendly, simply amazing
We loved this cozy little house. Perfect location for everything! Perfect for simply kicking back and living a simple life. Things we take for granted in our day to day busy lives. I will forever be so thankful to god and the Key family for allowing is the time and place to unwind and reconnect with my family. I always thought you needed a beach to be happy like everyone else. I also thought we needed internet for the kids to be happy! That is far from the truth! We played board games! We laughed so hard ! Again I am so thankful and blessed to have had this week here at the key hole! Thank you so much John ,Sandee, and your beautiful girls. Till next time!
Nice little house. Perfect for weekend getaway.
House was clean and had everything we needed for a quick weekend getaways
What a nice place to get away. I love the house and being right next to the lake. I work a lot so it was nice to get away and relax
Great Escape Weekend
Three of my former students and I met in Smith Mountain Lake for a reunion. We had a blast!! This cottage was exactly what we needed. The photos do not do it justice, and we grew to love the back porch, especially the screened portion. We were initially concerned about the lack of wifi, but it ended up being a benefit. Also, the phone reception was good. There was plenty of space for the four of us to be comfortable, I only wish that we spent more time on the lake in the paddleboat or swimmimg, but that was our fault. If you are looking for a quiet place to spend time with friends, this is the place for you. Oh, and I almost forgot, the owners were very responsive to my texts! We will definitely be back!
My family and I recently stayed at the keyhole and we had a wonderful experience. The shallow lake water was great for my 6 year old to swim in as she is still a beginner swimmer. She thoroughly enjoyed going to feed the pet carp just across the cove at the Smith mountain lake dock. We loved having the paddle boat and canoe to take out on the lake. It's a great private setting in the back of a cove with an awesome yard and the back deck is the place to be! The only reason I am giving this 4 stars and not 5 is due to cleanliness. If they are paying someone to clean the house then I would have expected more. There was a lot of dust on the dressers, dirt and leaves on the kitchen floor when we walked in, and the grill has not been cleaned in a long time. We were looking forward to cooking out on the grill but there was about 2 to 3 inches of built up lard and aluminum in the bottom of it, that we didn't feel like it was safe to use and the cleaning brush provided was broken. Overall, it was a wonderful vacation and we will definitely be back next year!
Thank you John and Sandee for letting us stay at your lake house!!