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Smith Mtn Lake Vacation Home (5 BR) with Spectacul

14 reviews
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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Hickory Cottage offers huge discounts off rates quoted by rental agents for a 5-BR home, particularly with 275 ft. of waterfront. Even my 91 y.o. mother enjoys the wide-water views from the 1300 sq. ft. of covered porch area, most of which is screened. The gentle slope to our dock allows her easy access with only her cane. The covered dock and two towering oak trees offer plenty of shade. The great room and porches make it the perfect house for reunion of family or friends. Avoid the coves crowded with other docks and enjoy the privacy with a view of the lake which includes the Roanoke River channel and Hickory Cove with Smith Mountain in the background. While the house sleeps 3 couples and 6 singles (12 total) easily as overnight guests. The lake is relaxing and low-key yet there i...Hickory Cottage offers huge discounts off rates quoted by rental agents for a 5-BR home, particularly with 275 ft. of waterfront. Even my 91 y.o. mother enjoys the wide-water views from the 1300 sq. ft. of covered porch area, most of which is screened. The gentle slope to our dock allows her easy access with only her cane. The covered dock and two towering oak trees offer plenty of shade. The great room and porches make it the perfect house for reunion of family or friends. Avoid the coves crowded with other docks and enjoy the privacy with a view of the lake which includes the Roanoke River channel and Hickory Cove with Smith Mountain in the background. While the house sleeps 3 couples and 6 singles (12 total) easily as overnight guests. The lake is relaxing and low-key yet there is plenty to do ... swimming (May to October), boating (rentals available), kayaking, fishing, golfing, shopping ... or just spending time in the hammock or porch rocking chairs. Easily accommodates 3 couples and 6 children. The covered docks include a boat lift. The open docks are both floating and fixed, for boats up to 50 ft. and also a jetski lift. Photos of the views, the house, and rooms are available. You may also schedule a visit to see Hickory Cottage personally in advance of your visit. Additional $100 cleaning fee. Lifts are available for an extra charge. Lot and home is wheelchair 'friendly' for those with special needs. Offseason guests particularly enjoy the close proximity to nearby colleges including 45 minutes to Liberty, Randolph and Lynchburg, an hour to Roanoke, Jefferson, Averett, Sweet Briar and Ferrum, 1.5 hours to Virginia Tech (Blacksburg), Radford, VMI, and Washington & Lee. Your college students do not want you to spend the entire weekend with them ... maybe just the day, so you will have Hickory Cottage as your destination to which you can find relaxation of your own while getting in a college visit too. Check out our special offseason rates!More
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Gary B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2014
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Reviewed 6 July 2019

Spent the weekend at this beautiful piece of heaven on earth, celebrating my graduation from college with friends and family. The screened porch was perfect for allowing us to keep the celebration going while it rained, and there was plenty of space for both entertainment...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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GaryB4169, VR Owner at Smith Mtn Lake Vacation Home (5 BR) with Spectacul, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

It is a blessing to be a part of the joy that the Lord provides you, in spite of the rain!

Reviewed 14 September 2018

This home is cozy and comfortable but very nice. It is an ideal family home. The views were spectacular and the location was perfect. The weather didn't cooperate but the home and location was very peaceful and quiet due to the time of year we...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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GaryB4169, VR Owner at Smith Mtn Lake Vacation Home (5 BR) with Spectacul, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you, Susan! It has been a blessing to share! The off-season is all good!! The water is still warm in September! See You next year!

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Three generations of our family, ages 11-83, just spent a wonderful week in this beautiful home. The house was spotless, which was a big thing for us, and very well insulated so it was quiet. My husband and I had the bedroom right next to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Gary B, VR Owner at Smith Mtn Lake Vacation Home (5 BR) with Spectacul, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thank you for choosing Hickory Cottage, sharing your suggestions and taking such great care of our home! Looking forward to having you back again! The off-season at SML is altogether more divine as God shows off His creation!!

Reviewed 29 July 2018

6 other family members joined me for vacation and everyone agreed it was our best vacation ever. Fished, kayaked, boated, swimming, paddleboarding, reading, porch sitting, hammock every day of our stay. Loved the wrap-around porch and the rockers. Loved the shade on the dock. Completely...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Gary B, VR Owner at Smith Mtn Lake Vacation Home (5 BR) with Spectacul, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you, Todd!! The cleaners reported that you left the house in meticulous condition! You are welcome back anytime!!

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Our stay has left me speechless! It was more than we ever expected for a wonderful anniversary getaway! Between the clean and comfy lake house and the spectacular view we couldn't have wished for more! So much to do within the property and close to...More

Date of stay: October 2016
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Gary B, VR Owner at Smith Mtn Lake Vacation Home (5 BR) with Spectacul, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Thank you, Nichole! We will have a new kitchen and new wood floor in the Great Rm when you come back! Gary

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
Books
Ceiling Fans
TV
Corporate Bookings
Secure Parking
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Mountain Views
House Swap
Fireplace
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The house is situated on a private cul-de-sac at the end of the paved street. Seven cars may easily fit the driveway, with lots of overflow space on the street. Food Lion, Subway and Dollar General are less than 10 minutes away. Our boat lift and our jetski lift are also available for a nominal fee.
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