Our lakefront condo is located at Bernard's Landing which is considered the premier resort on Smith Mountain Lake. The resort received numerous Platinum awards voted on by readers of The Laker and The Roanoker magazines including 'best place to stay.' Conveniently located with great amenities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, several sandy beaches, tennis, a fitness center, two hot tubs, an award winning waterfront gourmet restaurant, waterfront Tiki bar lounge, marina, boat ramp, and boat docks. Our spacious ground floor unit has sliding glass doors across the entire back of the condo, allowing for beautiful panoramic lake views. Unlike many other rentals that are strictly for investment purposes and rarely used by their owners, we visit our condo quite frequently and we go the extra mile to keep our 'retreat' very clean, well maintained and comfortable for ourselves and our guests (see online guest book.) You will not want to leave this vacation 'home away from home.'
Our condo is in excellent condition and very clean. We've taken great care to thoughtfully furnish it for ourselves and our guests. Since we purchased our condo a few years ago, we have purchased all new living room furniture including: new sleeper sofa with an upgraded queen-size mattress, swivel rocker recliner, and 27-inch stereo TV and entertainment center. The paint colors, pictures, and accessories create a relaxing 'British West Indies' vacation look and feel inside. The living area also offers a wood-burning fireplace if you want to add another element of romance to your getaway. The spacious bedroom includes a new flat screen TV, new bedding, and all new bedroom furniture. We receive lots of guest compliments on our luxurious Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top mattress.
The condo is equipped with two TVs with cable, DVDs/VCR, iPod speaker dock, and CD player. Bring your movie/music collection or enjoy some of ours. Other entertainment items include board games, cards, books, magazines, and two tennis rackets. The full size kitchen is equipped with a new full-size refrigerator, oven, new dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, and all kitchen accessories. We provide a list of dining establishments too if interested. A washer/dryer, iron and full-size ironing board are also provided. Linens, towels, and paper products are included too. Water activities at Smith Mountain Lake include power boating, canoeing, sailing, para sailing, swimming, fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, and jet skiing. There's a boat ramp and guest boat slips located right on the resort property. Bring your own watercraft or rent from one of several rental companies (boats, jet skis, kayaks, para sailing, etc.) that make it easy for you to get on the lake.
Optionally, view the lakefront scenery and million dollar homes from the Virginia Dare, a 19th century side paddle wheeler, which offers cruises on the lake. Bernard's Landing is conveniently located a short 10-15 minute drive to the Westlake and Bridgepoint plaza areas where you will find a variety of restaurants, quaint specialty stores, grocery & drug stores, and a movie theater. There is also an excellent restaurant and fun tiki bar (both open year round) at Bernard's Landing just a short walk across the street from the condo. Your vacation to Smith Mountain Lake can be whatever you choose. Relax by the swimming pool, on the lake, or from the patio. If you want to venture out, sightseeing options include wineries, the Smith Mountain Dam Visitors Center, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Booker T. Washington National Park, Smith Mt. Lake State Park, Transportation Museum and Explore Park in Roanoke, or the Peaks of Otter near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Bernard's Landing is situated on a peninsula that directly faces Smith Mountain and is located conveniently in the middle part of Smith Mountain Lake. Bernard's Landing is about 45 minutes drive from Roanoke. Northern VA/Washington DC is approximately 3.5-4 hours drive. Greensboro is approximately 1.5 hours drive and Raleigh/Chapel Hill is about 2.5 hours drive.
Golf: You can also enjoy playing tennis at Bernard's Landing, taking walks around the resort, or playing golf at several of the public courses nearby.
Smith Mountain Lake is approximately 45 minutes drive from Roanoke and Lynchburg, VA; 2.5 hours from Richmond, VA; 3.5-4 hours from Washington DC; and 2 hours from Greensboro, NC.
Ski: We hope that a stay in our condo will be in your vacation plans!
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