|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Brand new home for 2009 rental! 4 bedroom, 3 bath multilevel living area with universal design on lower level. All furnishings brand new and selected by interior designer. Open upstairs plan with 3 large bedrooms, 2 baths, living area with stone fireplace, spacious kitchen and dining room as well as laundry and pantry. 3 sets of patio doors exiting to large deck overlooking quiet cove. Sectional sofa with large screen TV in family area and TVs in all bedrooms except bunk room. Lower level has wet bar, refrigerator, large TV w/surround sound and game room. Downstairs bedroom has queen plus 2 singles, perfect for in-laws or separate family. Lower level has a covered deck and patio doors leading into bedroom and game room. A short concrete walk leads down to the beautiful deep water, no wake cove. Dock hosts Tiki bar, shaded deck, sun deck and floater dock. Home very close to bridge, shopping, and touring.
Relaxing yet Elegant: Large glass patio doors and windows add open feel to both upper and lower level. Outstanding views of lake from the comfort of couches or relaxing outside on the decks. Huge downstairs game room with pool table and ping pong for entertainment. Large screen TV in upstairs living area as well as large screen TV downstairs with surround sound and 3 comfortable, leather, lounge couches for family gathering. All furnishings brand new and top quality being selected by an intererior designer from Stedman House, Roanoke. Beautiful hard wood floors in upstairs along with granite countertops in kitchen and baths.
Secluded but Close to it All: The Frances is situated on a deep water, no wake cove with very few surrounding properties. It is perfect for a family, fun, get away with lots of water activities or soaking up the sun. Quiet setting is excellent for fishing and observing nature. However for those who are restless, there are plenty of close by activities. Hales Ford Bridge is just around the corner and offers boat and jet ski rentals as well as putt-putt, night-life, restaurants and shopping. The cities of Bedford, Lynchburg, and Roanoke are all within a short drive. The National World War II Memorial is in Bedford and the Peaks of Otter Mountains are on the outskirts. Several wineries and orchards are close by.
Lower Level Design: The lower level was finished based on a universal design. A private hallway leads from this bedroom to the bathroom so that occupants do not have to enter through the game room area. The lot gently slopes down to the lake and has a short concrete walkway leading to the dock area. Covered, shaded area allows for viewing activities while not being in the sun. Tiki bar with fridge keeps drinks and food in easy access.
Owned by Chuck Vailes & Family and Robert Vailes & Family
Vailes Brothers, Inc. purchased this house in 2009
Relaxing, vacation, home with easy access.
What an amazing time we had at "The Frances" in July!! This beautiful house is equiped with everything needed for fun and relaxation! The sylish, comfortable Jamaican decoration gave us the feel of the beach, as did the georgeous view of the water out back. There was plenty of space for more than one family to spread out with loads of indoor and outdoor activities to keep everyone happy. We made use of the many televisions, VCRs, CD players, the great decks, the Wii, the pool table, air hockey, ping pong, the hot tub and kayaks. Since "The Frances" backs up to a "no wake" inlet our children had a great time jumping and swinmming both close to and farther away from the dock.
The spacious, open kitchen even made cooking a fun family activity! We were well pleased with every aspect of our vacation here and would love to spend time in "The Frances" again!! Many Thanks for the amazing vacation!!
We arrived at Smith Mountain Lake due to a graduation at Liberty University. The only problem, the house was so fabulous, we did not want to leave to go to the graduation. The house is clean, spacious, and perfectly designed for multiple families. The game room exceeds ones expectations. Not only did it have a pool table, but also ping pong and air hockey. All in excellent condition. Who has a clean hot tub with shoulder massage? The Frances does. The path to the lake is paved, gently slopes, and is lighted. This is perfect for my mother who walks with a cane. At the dock we were happy to find life jackets, mini fridge, a canoe, and kayaks. We swam in the calm quiet cove with no worries. My boys fished for hours. It was a perfect, too short weekend. We could not have asked for more. Chuck is a pleasure to work with. I can not thank him enough.
The house exceeded our expectations!! We stayed two families with four kids ages 2-15 and everyone had an “awesome” time. The house is very spacious with plenty of space for multiple families. The children didn’t want to leave and said this was the BEST Memorial Weekend vacation. The cove is perfect and safe for kids to kayak and swim. In addition, all of the kids caught several fish off the deck. Our only regret was that the trip felt too short with only 3 nights…we should have reserved an entire week!! Looking forward to our next reservation. Thank you Chuck for sharing your house with us!
We're 2 "mature" couples up for a long fishing weekend, and even though the weather wouldn't cooperate, it was a wonderful few days. The house is lovely, nicely furnished and very, very comfortable, The kitchen is well-equipped and easy to work in, the entertainment centers are great...the downstairs flat-screen TV was perfect for watching movies. Nice hot tub, great view, great dock, great everything! We couldn't have asked for more. Many thanks to the owners, and we'll be back!
What a wonderful hidden gem! Such a very special place shared for so many. We celebrated a 50th birthday week at the Frances. As the guests arrived they were all taken back by the beauty and spaciousness of the home. The home is extra clean and beautiful on the inside. The kitchen had all the necessary amenities with a large refrigerator and plenty of seating inside and out for everyone. Bedrooms were large and plenty of room to lounge.
Make your way downstairs and you have a large family room area with pool table, full size fridge, ping pong, large sofas and huge TV (bring the popcorn to truly enjoy!).
Breathtaking views can be seen off the deck of the home. The fire pit was a special treat for gatherings in the evening to enjoy sitting around the campfire. Not to mention two areas to tie off your boats, a hammock, and a tikki bar all available down at the dock.
Kayaks are at the home to travel to special coves to see the wildlife. You have a short paddle to Jake’s where you can enjoy dinner and drinks.
Will definitely be back…tomorrow if we could! It truly had everything we needed and more…
Virginia and Carolina Gals
In two short days, my husband, three children and I will be joining my three sisters, spouses, children, and mother at The Frances for our 4th consecutive 4th of July. We have loved every minute of our time there. The kids count down the days every year.
The cove is perfect for small children in that we don't have to worry about excessive boat traffic. Very few boats other than kayaks, canoes and early morning fishing boats go passed the dock.
We are very excited about the Halesford Harbour being open just down the cove next to Jakes Place. We have reserved our boat from there for this trip and are thrilled to only have to kayak or canoe over to pick it up:)
The location is a perfect middle between our drive from Charlotte NC and other family in the DC area.
The owners have been wonderful. Whenever we have had a need or concern, they have been extremely helpful and responded immediately!
My sisters and I are thrilled to have found a vacation spot that everyone loves and where the kids/cousins can make memories they'll have for the rest of their lives.
We have and will continue to recommend this property to our other family and friends! Thank you to the owners for sharing this beautiful home with us!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 23 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
|Cleaning||$200.00 + Tax|
$3,400.00 per week in season; rates vary for off season.
Sleeps 8+! Rates in season: $3,400. Off season rates vary.
If you would like linens there is a linen service is available. Please request for additional information.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.