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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

3 Full baths

Description from owner

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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:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
To be covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: $300.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds


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


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


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports


  • 3 Full baths

Reviews (17)

Excellent – based on 17 reviews Excellent
17 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!


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.


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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