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The Gate House at Smith Mountain Lake

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Yes that is the dock at the Gate House. Nice fish!
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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 6 miles away. Instructions are in the house.
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at the Gate House. The house was lovely, nicely furnished and the views were amazing. It was a comfortable space for two families. The dock offered good swimming and good fishing. The photos don't do the interior justice, it's so nicely...More

Date of stay: June 2020
Thank kirkle2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at the Gate House! Love its location, size, and amenities! The owner is easy to work with and responds to requests timely. We will definitely book again.

Date of stay: June 2020
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Reviewed 24 September 2019

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
Thank Michael F
Reviewed 28 May 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
Reviewed 6 May 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 7 May 2019

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

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Refrigerator
Iron
Microwave
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
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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 Civil War Site 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).
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