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The Gate House at Smith Mountain Lake

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies
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The Gate House was built in 2009 and is a beautiful place to spend a week on the lake. The 3000 square foot house is well laid out for relaxing and entertaining. In a place where most rental houses have a long set of stairs to the lake, the Gate House has a meandering concrete walkway. The house is beautifully decorated in a 'beachy-cabin' style and has all the amenities. The Gate House is located on a private cove that is great for swimming off the private dock. It has main channel views, but is off the channel enough to be secluded. Close to the action without all the 'action'. You can see more on our FB page, (search 'smlgatehouse' and it should show up). You can have lunch and afternoon fun at Bridgewater Plaza (5 minutes by boat) (search 'bridgewaterplaza'), go out to a nice restaur...The Gate House was built in 2009 and is a beautiful place to spend a week on the lake. The 3000 square foot house is well laid out for relaxing and entertaining. In a place where most rental houses have a long set of stairs to the lake, the Gate House has a meandering concrete walkway. The house is beautifully decorated in a 'beachy-cabin' style and has all the amenities. The Gate House is located on a private cove that is great for swimming off the private dock. It has main channel views, but is off the channel enough to be secluded. Close to the action without all the 'action'. You can see more on our FB page, (search 'smlgatehouse' and it should show up). You can have lunch and afternoon fun at Bridgewater Plaza (5 minutes by boat) (search 'bridgewaterplaza'), go out to a nice restaurant on the lake for dinner, and return to Bridgewater Plaza for dancing and ice cream without ever having to get in your car! Boat rentals are available at Bridgewater Marina, Captain's Quaraters, Halesford Harbour, and Parrot Cove, for everything from pontoon boats, to ski boats, to jet skis. More
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About the Owner
John and Sharon H
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2010
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You must provide your own linens and towels. Beds: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds. You can rent linens and towels from 'smllakelinen' .com Should bring dishwasher soap, bathroom products, any special cooking supplies (there are salt/pepper/some other basic spices, and pretty much any cooking equipment you need). Gas grill is ready to go with a spare tank.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I chose the week of labor day with the hopes of a quiet, relaxing 'unplugged' week and we got oh, so much more! We brought our children (Labrador Retrievers) who, I feel, had a better time than we did. The house is...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

John and Sharon were super helpful and try to accommodate all your requests. Must come stay at this cabin!

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank madhavarora20
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Reviewed May 6, 2019

It looks as beautiful as the photos! I really loved the view. This house is really nicely designed and decorated. Speakers in the ceiling in several rooms so that you can listen to music throughout. Many fun things in the basement for kids (and adults!)...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank TennisRF
hansenjgh, VR Owner at The Gate House at Smith Mountain Lake, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2019

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you come back!

Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

We decided to come back in the fall to see how we liked SML-still love IT and THE Gate House. We boated around the dam as well as looked at various properties and enjoyed downtime. Have already booked for another week in June.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank MamaM246
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This home was so awesome, my husband and I are going to borrow and somewhat modify the floor plan for our new home we are building in 2019. The house was immaculately clean, well furnished and whimsically decorated.......every wall, room, and corner were eye appealing...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Vacationer794418
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Air Conditioning
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Stove
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Deck
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Would you recommend this vacation rental for someone who wants to stay near a lake?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighborhood
Smith Mountain Lake has often been called the 'Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains'. It is about 30 miles from either Roanoke or Lynchburg. It has 20,000 acres of fantastic fishing, boating, skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing surface! You can spend a week on the lake, never go to the same cove twice and still not see it all! And, of course, there is history nearby. Appomattox is less than an hour away. The birthplace of Booker T. Washington is just minutes from the lake. And the National D-Day Memorial is only 25 minutes down the road in historic Bedford (the site was chosen because Bedford lost a higher percentage of its soldiers on D-Day than any other community in the country).
How to get there
When you reach the sign that says 'End of Gate Lane' keep going. You are now on a shared driveway. We are second on the right. Number is on the tree.
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