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'Four Generations' Lakefront Vacation Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (just finished upgrades) sleeps 6

We want you to enjoy our home as much as we have! After a hectic week at the office you can sit on the huge deck under the stars and have a glass of wine while listening to the gentle lapping of the waves on the beach. We have a blue heron that stays in our cove and Canada geese that fly in formation down the main channel just outside of our quiet cove. The humming birds love to visit our feeders and inspect the guests, while the goldfinches, bluebirds, chickadees, and blue martins call 'Four Generations' home. We are a 'Certified Wildlife Habitat' by the National Wildlife Federation. .We have a deep water cove where fishermen love to snag that catfish or large mouth bass and children come to swim. Let us give you the tour and I just bet you'll want to stay, where you have every convenience close at hand. This property is located between marker R32 and R32A in Bedford County and is centrally located (within 10 minutes) to stores, restaurants, marinas, gas stations, etc.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Bring your bath towels and lake towels, wash cloths, sheets, suntan lotion, favorite book (books available at the property), camera, sunglasses, life jackets, ski vests, rafts, personal cosmetics, all food, (spices are available at the property), charcoal, matches, garbage bags, etc.

Bread Maker in Kitchen


More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2017

About Sherryl

Bill & I, and our children grew up at the lake. We have so many wonderful memories, of fishing, tubing, swimming, kayaking, etc.

and now our grandchildren are doing the same. Its a wonderful family place!

Come make your memories and send us a picture after you do!

Sherryl purchased this house in 1999

Why Sherryl chose Smith Mountain Lake

While the lake has so many lovely houses to choose from, you will feel like you have come home when staying at our house and you

will be close to stores, restaurants, movies, library, etc if you want to venture out. Its a perfect location on the lake!


Goodview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1568 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We have newly renovated our Bathrooms 1 #2 with new floor, tub/shower, vanity, and commode, light fixtures and window. I know you will enjoy the upgrades. Instead of carrying an extra bag for sheets and bath towels, you can use ours for an extra laundry charge of $25. (1) King, (1) Queen, (1) Double, (1) Single (1) Port-a-crib and (6) sets of towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , No linens furnished unless requested in advance.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , No linens furnished unless requested in advance.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , No lines furnished unless requested in advance.
  • There is a SLEEPSOFA, PORT-A-CRIB, and INFLATABLE MATTRESS if needed. WE DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR SHEETS UNLESS REQUESTED AT TIME OF SIGNING CONTRACT. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN. We can provide sheets and bath towels for an additional cost of $25 for complete sets of (1)King, (2)queen, and (1)double, and (1)single. If you only need a King set, I can provide for $10 added to rent. Don't fly with an extra bag just for sheets and towels!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have one child's high chair if needed and bed rails. Please bring your own life jackets, beach towels, lotions, water toys. We have added a blender, crockpot and new pans in the kitchen. Please bring your own sheets and bath towels, unless requested in the vacation rental agreement.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

'Four Generations' Lakefront Vacation Retreat
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

It was an ok property

  • 3 of 5

The owners of the property were very nice and when there were problems they were right on it. The home was very beautiful. If you have health issues the walk down to the lake was a chore. Also you have to take your own trash to the dump. We didn't get to do a lot outside due to rain. A lot of birds and little critters. We even saw a deer in the road. We did have a little ant and mice problem. Swimming off the dock was great and we had a lot of barbecues inbetween the rain. There was a lot of construction going on next door otherwise it would have been quiet. We also had a lot of problems with the internet. There are grocery stores and gas stations and food places near by.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The beautiful part of Smith Mountain Lake is that it is in a rural,wooded mountain setting where you have an abundance of wildlife always in sight. We love this and most of our guest do also. In addition to the wonderful wildlife we sometimes have uninvited quests also. We saw no visual evidence of ants inside the house but did have an ant's nest in the spigot box under the bedroom window. We have completely eliminated this nest and sprayed the whole perimeter of the house. The uninvited mouse has been evicted and no other evidence since has been seen. Thank you for choosing us for your SML adventure!
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Better than hoped.

  • 5 of 5

A great week. We will return.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Four stars for four generations⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • 4 of 5

Great customer service, property is exactly as described, clean and in great shape! We'll definitely rent this lake home again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant stay at 'Four Generations'

  • 4 of 5

The house is well maintained, clean, and spacious. It really felt like a 'home' versus a vacation rental. The owners are very pleasant to deal with. We enjoyed sitting in the shade of the deck level of the dock walk. The docks of neighboring properties are closely situated and we did have one unpleasant experience when the neighbors on the left got into a verbal brawl; the language and uncertain behavior sent us back up to the porch. This property is very child friendly. We enjoyed the birds, chipmunks, geese and ducks.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed sharing our lake house with you. It has been a wonderful place for us and our children, and grandchildren over the last 10 years. The homeyness is because of all the love shared within its walls.
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation at this lovely home on the lake.A great deal of attention was given to the details. We especially loved the game room/library,port-a -crib, and fishing pole rack. The home is off the beaten trail, but the directions were perfect. I would definitely go back and recommend to others.

Thank you for the use of your lovely home.

The Anderson Family

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, thank you for choosing our Smith Mountain Lake house. We love to share it and glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back to visit again. Sherryl
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Wonderful Location on Smith Mountain Lake

  • 5 of 5

This property was wonderful! Great location and the house had all that we needed! The owner was so helpful and accessible throughout the rental process which made it so easy. We look forward to coming back to Smith Mountain Lake and would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We love having guests that love our retreat as much as we do! Please come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Roanoke Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Westlake Golf
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
State Route 122
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Smith Mountain Lake has developed a reputation as a premier vacation destination. Spread out over three counties in southwest VA, this man-made lake covers approximately 21,000 acres, and has over 500 miles of shoreline, Among the many water activities at SML are power boating, canoeing, sailing, parasailing, swimming, fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing. The SML lakefront includes seven public boat launching sites and many public and private marinas. Other attractions include 3 public and 2 private golf courses and historic Booker T. Washington National Monument and the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA about 20 miles away. The picturesque scenery of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Science Museum of Western VA and Amazement Square are also offered nearby.

Other Activities: tubing, church bazaars,

Golf: Westlake Golf-off State Route 122 about 20 minutes from the property

Mariners Landing Golf-about 25 minutes from the property.

London Downs-Forest, VA is about 40 minutes on State Route 811 off of US 460.

Hanging Rock-Salem, VA is about 1 hour from property.

All are very nice public courses. Challenging to play and reasonably priced.


Rates & Availability

Goodview House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 26 2016 - Mar 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 25 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.5%

Nightly rates do not include Cleaning Fee or Tax Rate
Refundable Security Fee is $250 per weekly rental and $150 per weekend rental.
Available by the night (2 night minimum)in April, May, September, or October (excluding Memorial Day week and Labor Day week).
Rental Week is from Saturday through Saturday. Check in is at 3:00pm and check out is 10:00 am.
Cashiers check or money order only with less than 30 days before check in or by system charge card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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