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Private and Comfortable

Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday cottage in Chatham - Our Private Paradise

6 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms with private Mountain Views

Our home is very private and serene, yet close to many popular area attractions. Only a 10 minute drive to 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 (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.

The main home sleeps 8-10 comfortably (3 Queen Pillow Top matresses, 2 Full, and Twin Bunkbeds), and Our Private Wooded Cabin can be rented out separately or in addition to the main home for larger groups. The main house has two livingrooms, one downstairs, and one upstairs. The master suite boasts vaulted cielings, a large rock freplace and it's own seperate livingroom area with couch and chaise chair. There is also a workout area in the master closted with an bike/elliptical machine for indoor workouts.

The house is accessible for those that require a wheelchair (the bottom floor is wheelchair accessible).

Enjoy the peacefulness of the our bubbling creek near the 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. 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 accomodate up to 17 comfortably.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Michelle McDonald
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 November, 2016

Why Michelle McDonald chose Virginia

We loved the view, and having our own stream!


4.5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Private and Comfortable
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

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, Smith Mountain Lake Area

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £59
Late Check Out £20
Early Check In £20
Cleaning Fee £79
Property Damage Protection £47
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chatham, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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