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Large Comfortable Retreat! Our Private Paradise

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

6 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms with private Mountain Views

Come get cozy by your warm wood fireplace! The master suite boasts a large wood burning fireplace ready for those cold winter nights. The master is great for couples, especially for romantic getaways!

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. Explore the 12 acres with the existing trails, stream, fruit trees, and wildlife. The house is a spacious 6 bedroom 3 bathroom private home including a giant master suite w/private deck overlooking the vast forest (and over 160 acres of adjacent to the property). 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 decor. 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.

The main home sleeps 8-12 comfortably including 3 Queen Pillow top matresses, 2 full beds, and twin bunk beds), the additional wooded cabin is also available (with this listing or by itself). The main house has two livingrooms, one downstairs, and one upstairs, The Master Suite boast a large rock Fireplace and expansive sundeck, as well as it's own living room without couch and chaise lounger in from of the fireplace. Also equipped with a flat screen TV and elliptical/bike in the master closet for indoor workouts, and a private mini-fridge (adults only).

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).

Enjoy the peacefulness of the our bubbling creek near the hunters cabin. The 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 e-mail with any questions or rental requests, and request online via Flipkey to the right. Michelle and Lonnie McDonald

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

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 Virginia

We loved the view on top of our mountain!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chatham in Callands-Gretna

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Blue Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs
    Beige Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Our newest addition downstairs
    Green Splendor Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bunk Room - 2 Single Bed , Kids Bunk Beds-Gender Neutral Upstairs
    Game Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Game Room that also has a folding futon Downstairs
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Private lounge and woodburning fireplace. Upstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Large Comfortable Retreat! Our Private Paradise
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

The property was great for our family!! It was exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great getaway spot for your family to unwind this is it!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spacious Mountain home.

  • 5 of 5

My family just spent Christmas weekend here. We have a large family and it fit everyone well. Everything we needed was there, and was even decorated with a Christmas tree. Would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you loved our mountain home! You are welcome back anytime. Michelle and Lonnie McDonald-Owners
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Amazing view and comfortable home :)

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time. The view was gorgeous and the house had plenty of room for our family of 5 adults and 3 kids. We even played some pretty serious games of hide & seek. We went to Smith Mountain Lake, went hiking through the forest behind the house, went fishing, played baseball and had campfires...was awesome to have family time in the country. Will definitely visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome review! We are glad you enjoyed our home as much as we do! You and your family are welcome back anytime! Lonnie and Michelle McDonald
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our stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed to just get away and we ended up booking this home via the owner on the same day that we arrived!!! The house and property are beautiful. It gave us the peace that we needed to reconnect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! You are welcome back anytime! Michelle and Lonnie McDonald
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Nice Family Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

The home is very spacious!! All our family members had a bed and plenty of room to spend time together as well as some time away from the crowd. We thoroughly enjoyed the master suite, our private sanctuary. The dining room table was great for games but was a little unstable due to it's size. There were a few minor problems that should be addressed for the next families stay such as low water pressure in the upstairs shower making it almost impossible to rinse soap off and rinse shampoo from hair; blender worked but the underside of blade was worn and wouldn't engage with the motor; safety issues like outlet cover missing on dining room outlet, missing smoke detector upstairs in master, extremely loose railing upstairs on the deck. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would stay again if we needed to be in this area for anything. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, sorry you had some issues, they have subsequently been fixed! You are welcome back anytime! Michelle and Lonnie McDonald-Owners
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Friends get together

  • 4 of 5

Good place, neat and clean. Furniture bit old. Rest everything is good.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our second home. We strive to ensure that our guests are comfortable, and that our home is kept clean and tidy. The furniture in our home was placed there two years ago, and is all in good repair. We will be replaced once it is at the end of it's life. We are in the country, this is a country home, and the furniture is gently used, and comfortable as any "home" would be. You are welcome back anytime, Michelle-Owner
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Chatham, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
9 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Cleaning Fee £108
Pet Fee £60
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: necessary


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Portable wifi hotspot

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