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The Gate House at Smith Mountain Lake

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18 reviews
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Yes that is the dock at the Gate House. Nice fish!
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Moneta, Virginia
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 lak...
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About the Owner, John and Sharon H
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 19 reviews and 1 property
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Jeffrey G
Reston, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in May 2018

This was my first time at Smith Mountain Lake and the Gate House was a great ambassador for the lake: excellent location right on the lake, well designed house with lots of space and comfy furniture, beautiful views from the picture windows and deck, not too far from the shopping areas, and a well equipped kitchen. The only thing I...

labouve w
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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The Gate House is the perfect get away. Nestled at the end of a tranquil cove with exquisite views of the lake, sunrises and sunsets. We spent 3 nights, four days during Spring Break and the lake was very quiet with little activity. Our kids loved fishing off the private dock. They caught lots of fish too small to keep...

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10 reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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The pictures don't do it justice. So cozy yet spacious, tucked away yet convenient. The Gate house offers literally everything one could imagine for a vacation rental. Oh wait, except floats; we left some for the next renters!!! DO IT!

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Ha ha! Thanks for a great review. And thanks for the floats!!!!


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Grill
  • Iron
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Dogs only please! No cats or exotic pets allowed. Maximum 8 guests overnight, as required by county law. No trash collection. Trash must be taken to the local collection center...
    3 Full baths
    2 Twins
    2 Kings
    1 Super King
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
26 May 2018 -
24 Aug 2018
Summer Season Rates
7 nights --
25 Aug 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Summer Season Rates
2 nights
8 Sep 2018 -
16 Nov 2018
Summer Season Rates
2 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Euros and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: €257 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning Fee: €107 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Lodging tax: INCLUDED
Deposits: $300 security deposit. The Gate House is a NON-SMOKING home.
Other Fees: $125 Cleaning fee.
Holiday weekends (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day, Labor Day) may require 3 day minimum stay, depending on how the holiday falls.
Non Summer rates are negotiable.
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About the neighbourhood
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
Airport: Roanoke: 50.0 km
Railway: Lynchburg: 80.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 25.0 km.
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