Excellent

15 reviews

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Overview

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
Sleeps:
8
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

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.

Beds: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4827434

About the area

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).

Owner profile

John And Sharon H.
Years listed:
2

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (15)

Excellent – based on 15 reviews Excellent
15 reviews

“Great vacation home”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2016

This was our second trip to gatehouse on SML. We enjoyed our trip as much as the first time. This is a well thought out vacation home. The owners layout, decor, and location are as good as it gets. Their hard work shows in the final product. Thank you

“Amazing House & Location!!”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2016

The Gate House is stunning. The house is beautifully decorated, comfortable, and has everything you need to have a wonderful vacation. The kitchen is amazing.The layout is perfect. We had a great time playing in the game room and relaxing on the decks. The views are what truly take your breath away. We loved the fact that we were able to swim and play off the dock without worry of boat traffic as the house is on its own private little cove. John and Susan were absolutely wonderful opportunity rent from. We will definitely be back to The Gate House!!!

Owner's reply: Thank you for the very kind review. Please visit again!

“Great 4th of July!!”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2016

The house is magnificent and the Hansens are perfect hosts. This was our third family lake vacation and the best house yet. Great location on a quiet cove near restaurants and entertainment. Definitely hope to return.

Owner's reply: Glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you stay again.

“Lake Time Family Fun”

Reviewed 31 May 2016

The Gate House is exceptional! We had a very relaxing week. The view is fantastic. The kitchen has everything you need. The space is perfect for a family or friends, 4 very nice bedrooms and 3 spacious bathrooms. We are planning on returning soon!! Loved it!!!

“Still a great place for a lake vacation”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2016

This was our third visit to the Gate House and it won't be our last. There were a few nice additions such as outdoor furniture on the dock. The kitchen had everything we needed and there was even a spare propane tank for the grill. We're already planning our next visit.

Owner's reply: So glad you keep coming back. It's our intention to keep the Gate House up to date and welcoming for years to come. Thanks for the positive review!

“Awesome!”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2016

John and Sharon have a very nice and inviting home! They were more than accommodating with everything and were available to answer any questions that we had. The house is perfect for pretty much any group. There are plenty of games (board games, ping pong, Foosball) that would appeal to all age groups. The location is very secluded and provides a lot of privacy. Already looking into another trip!

Owner's reply: Glad you all enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return visit!

“Great vacation home”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2015

Perfect home for a relaxing lake view vacation. We'll thought layout. Plan to make it a yearly vacation

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review! We look forward to having you again at the Gate House.

“A Winner”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2014

The Gate House was the perfect setting for our family get together of four couples. As others have said, the house is lovely, spacious and comfortable. The views of the lake and cove are restful. The owners, John and Sharon, are amiable and responsible. We are fortunate to have found The Gate House and expect to return next year.

“GREAT HOUSE”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2013

The place is outstanding, would recommend it to anyone looking for a clean well maintained house to rent. The owners are very accommodating and the house is well stocked. It has all the amenities, a great sound system, access to the lake and just a wonderful place to relax. Going back 2 more times this year. Can't Wait.

Owner's reply: Thanks Jim. It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife. We look forward to having you guys back again.

“The Gate House at Smith Mountain Lake”

Reviewed 27 Nov 2012

We spent the Thanksgiving Holiday 6 adults and 2 children plenty of room and space we were not on top of each other. We had to bring our own sheets and towels everything else was provided the kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans,dishes everything you would need in a kitchen. The lake view is gorgeous. I highly recommend The Gate House

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