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Huge Dock, Pool Table, Dogs Allowed,Canoe,WiFi, Beach

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath

Prepare to kick back and relax at this incredible Peaks of Otter stone "cottage " located on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake... Unique, in its charming way- you will be impressed with the renovated interior, from granite counter tops to wood floors and more. Each room overlooks the lake, as well as all the decks and porches. Play on the beach and private dock and relax in the hot-tub at night with the stars to guide you and the lake waters to calm you. Pet friendly, fenced yard,fireplace, hot-tub, pool table, canoe and wifi also round up this spectacular find.

Truly unique and charming, the house has decks on two levels offering stunning views of the lake. Private dock with deep water, floater, and a party deck with a hot tub, as well as a private beach for all of your water activities. Surrounded by huge trees for privacy and shade, the property is a gentle slope spanning over two acres, with a large fenced in yard for your four-legged friends! Newly renovated in 2015, the interior offers two bay windows and large sliding glass doors for an unobstructed view of the lake from the main level. A fascinating newly renovated kitchen, features top of the line appliances including a dishwasher for those who wish to spend time on the water instead of chores. King master bedroom w/bath on separate level, queen and twins on upper level, and plenty of ceiling fans throughout this country dwelling. Plop down in an Adirondack or relax in the hammock as you gaze out over the calm waters of the lake. For those visiting in cooler weather, the house features a gas fireplace in the living room. Each bedroom has its own flat screen tv, plus a tv in family room. Hot tub installed!

More Details

Property Manager
Heron's Rest
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Moneta in Lakes

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Full - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Full - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Half - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Queen - 1 Large Double Bed
    2 Twins - 1 Single Bed
    2 Twins - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Huge Dock, Pool Table, Dogs Allowed,Canoe,WiFi, Beach
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

Great location! Rental company should be doing a better job.

  • 3 of 5

The house was the perfect layout for 2 families of four. Kitchen was spacious, deck and dining room large enough for all of us. The issues we had were with the property as a whole versus the house.

1) We arrived to a full trash can (and no recycling) so you can imagine how much trash was piled up at the curb when we left!

2) Upon arrival, we immediately noticed the window in the foosball/laundry room had been smashed, then taped up instead of repaired...we didn't use that room.

3) Dozens of test strips for the hot tub had been thrown on the ground nearby.

4) The most anticipated part of the trip was hanging out on the dock with the party deck. There was a huge rusty nail sticking up on the walkway. The rental company said I should just "keep the children away from it." We tried to plug in a speaker at the dock-no power anywhere down there. This was more apparent when there were no working lights anywhere on the dock. Yes, we tried every switch both at the house and dock. The dock was completely unusable in the evening. To this, the rental company response was "you were told to bring a flashlight as part of the items to pack list."

We definitely enjoyed our time and love Smith Mountain Lake, but will not be renting this house again. We certainly won't be spending this kind of money on such poor service from Premier Vacation Rentals.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you did not enjoy our company. 1)First we have nothing to do with the trash service at Smith Mountain Lake- and no there is no recycling. You must drive to the dump, and put cans and more there. The owner pays for the trash pick up - which is only once a week here so again , nothing any can do for trash . 2) Yes that window just had a tree go thru it - literally - you arrived right behind a tornado had hit- the property was cleaned up as best it could be - the window was on order. The window is now replaced and installed - it was deemed safe for use- if taped , by the contractors. 3) Lights and power at the dock do work- you did not want anyone sent out- so we honored your request at that. 4) One nail on over 1500 sq feet of boards- yes again - when someone tried to come out- you declined them - not us 5) We had no idea on test strips - but will notify the hot-tub company thanks for staying and wish we could control tornadoes, , trash and every wish you have before you arrive, but some things are out of every agencies hands at any place.
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  • 5 of 5

House was great, fully equipped, would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heron"s Rest

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay. The weather was great. Enjoyed swimming in the lake and being able to enter from the beach (especially our dog). Loved sitting in the hot tub in the evening under the stars. We even saw deer in the yard. Had family with us who had never been to SML and they really enjoyed themselves.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying ! This home is very special , offering privacy, relaxation and more . The owners take alot of joy and care in making sure everyone's vacation is great. Thank you for taking such great care of the home , and leaving it in wonderful condition. We look forward to having you back soon!
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Perfect summer get-a-way

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I had a great time staying at Heron's Rest. We enjoyed spending time on the dock and sitting on the deck. The only thing I would change if I could would be adding one more bathroom. Considering it was a girl's trip (6 of us) it would have been nice to have one more shower, but we survived. :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! The home was renovated just over a year ago - so these owners take great care of the place. We're glad you all were able to enjoy a perfect summer getaway! Come back and visit SML soon.
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Lovely location for a birthday celebration with a few suggestions for improvement

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at Heron's Rest celebrating my dad's 80th birthday. The view, lake access and location were great. We enjoyed the hot tub and canoe and the house was comfortable for our group of 6. The fenced yard was contiguous with the deck and was perfect for our dog and the property felt very private. (We recommend a preventative treatment for ticks for your dog). The house layout was great for our purposes. There was a separate staircase for the master bedroom and bath so my parents had privacy from the rest of us louder folks.

The owners responded to emails and questions quickly and made good recommendations for activities.

We do have a few suggestions for the property manager

1.) provide a broom (and have the cleaning crew or lawn care workers sweep or blow off the deck). 2.) tone

down the warnings posted throughout the house that further charges could result from various infractions 3.) include life jackets on the list of owner-provided items, 4.) revise the refrigerator note containing the wifi password

- it is incorrect.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Actually the property management company answered all the emails and communication and phone calls for you and addressed everything. Thank you for letting us know - the password is incorrect- it was correct a few weeks ago- so perhaps someone else changed it without us being aware. We will change it on the refrig. We will also let the owner know about the lawn care people that they hired- and pass on the information . The notes always start out very nice in every home - and eventually end up more strict - since the nice notes people said they were unaware they would be charged - so hence we disclose the charges that are established by the providers for the home if something is the tenants cause. However no one else has commented on this , and no issues have arisen after these have gone up - we will let the owner know as well. Thank you again for booking and Happy Birthday to your Dad again
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Beautiful, spacious lakefront home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was beyond our expectations. Beautifully situated in the woods, facing the lake made for a perfect setting. The hot tub outside was a great way to unwind at the end of the day and star gaze. The house is spacious with great character. The kids enjoyed playing pool and foosball, and the adults enjoyed the updated (and very well equipped!) kitchen, grill and gas fireplace. We explored the lake in the canoe provided, and fished from the dock.

It was a wonderful stay in a beautiful setting. The house was large and comfortable. I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Roanoke-Blacksburg regional or Lynchburg
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Heath's Waterfront Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mariners Landing
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tiki Bar / Virginia Dare
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
smith mountain lake state park
Car: necessary

Blue Ridge parkway, D - Day Memorial


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