|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Looking for an easy, relaxing vacation? Rent “Pop’s Pleasure”, our comfortable home at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia!
* Enjoy cooking in our spacious, well-equipped kitchen
* Eat your meals on the large screened-in porch, surrounded by the sounds of nature.
* Our extensive shoreline is perfect for hours of fishing fun!
* The large stationary dock with 2 floating extensions easily accommodates 2 boats while leaving plenty of room for sunbathers and swimmers.
* Enjoy the afternoon breeze in the hammock while reading, relaxing, and watching as the boats go by.
Complete with secure Wi-Fi, this cottage is the perfect choice for a family getaway! Conveniently located near the Westlake shopping area (grocery, drugstore, theater) and Bridgewater Plaza (ice cream, putt-putt, shops, boat rental), the house has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8.
Located in deep water near marker R27, Pop's Pleasure makes it easy for swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen to have fun together!
Main floor -
Master bedroom with Queen bed and private 1/2 bath
Additional Queen bedroom
Additional Twin bedroom (convertible to King if desired)
Game room with lots of games and movies
Keywords: Smith, Mountain, Lake, Water-Front House, Screened Porch, Deep Water, Large shoreline, Full Kitchen, Swimming, cottage
My parents built this house in the 1980's and we've spent many weekends and holidays together here through the years. Now that our children are teenagers, our lives are busy and we don't get together as often. But we all have fond memories of our times at SML!
Our entire family loves the lake house! From swimmers to sunbathers and fishermen to porch-rockers, our family includes them all. And everyone's unique pasttime is readily available at Pop's Pleasure.
My mother loves to sit on the porch, listening to the birds and enjoying the beautiful trees. I spend most of my time floating in the water or sunbathing with a book. My nephews are great fishermen, and our girls love to ski and knee-board.
At night, we play games, work jigsaw puzzles, watch movies/TV, or visit Bridgewater Plaza for ice cream and live music. There is something for everyone at Smith Mountain Lake!
Steve Strand purchased this cottage in 1983
Crisp air, clear water and beauty surround you at Smith Mountain Lake. Birds and deer are plentiful and the lake has more than 500 miles of shoreline. And our cottage is only minutes away from grocery stores, pharmacies and other modern conveniences.
Wonderful wineries are only a few minutes away!
Visit the Booker T Washington birthplace to learn about slavery and education.
Drive on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway or visit the Peaks of Otter and enjoy a meal in its historic lodge.
We had a fabulous time! The weather was perfect. There was one nasty storm which we watched from the screened porch. The children loved the lake - the adults did, too! The boys were so worn out from simming and fishing by Wednesday, they took a four hour afternoon nap. I was also able to visit with several cousins while here. Thanks you for sharing your home!
We enjoyed a beautiful Fall weekend at Pops Place at Smith Mountain Lake. The excellent communication leading up to our visit made check in and out very convenient. The house was very cozy, clean, and well kept. We found the kitchen to be very functional and well equipped for the cooking we chose to do.
While the weather was not the best, but the large screened in porch allowed us to really enjoy the outside surroundings despite the rain, in fact we were able to leave the french doors to the house open and hear the rainfall. The lot had lots of trees that allowed us to enjoy the early fall colors from the comfort of the house and screened in porch.
All in all, a great house for a weekend or week long get away, we will be back again!
We rented this house for our family of four (with kids age 5 and 7) to enjoy a few days of rest. We loved this house and wish it were closer so that we could come back more often! This is obviously a family house, so it felt like we were staying in someone's home - very comfortable and neat, but not a pristine and over-decorated showhome. The kitchen is very well-equipped, and we had a great time, even on a rainy day. The screened porch was heaven for me! My only word of advice is to bring your own water as there is a sulfer-type smell that my kids wouldn't use to brush their teeth or drink. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again! Thank you, Strand family, for sharing your home!
We really enjoyed our stay at Pop's Pleasure. The cottage is very clean, nicely furnished, and tastefully decorated. We especially loved the screened porch that runs the length of the back of the house and has wonderful views of the lake. The porch is even larger than it appears online and with the ceiling fan and breeze off the lake is quite comfortable even on hot days. The kitchen is well equipped with just about anything you might need. The TV upstairs has cable, and there is a second TV downstairs, along with a good selection of DVDs.There are also games and a foosball table downstairs.
We had four kids with us ranging from 9 to teen and they all had a great time. The swimming and fishing off the dock was a lot of fun for all ages. When entering the water using the dock step ladder closest to shore, the depth of the water ranged from upper thigh to waist deep while we were there. There is a good sized area near the step ladder where our 9-year-old could stand up, but the depth of the water increases quickly as you head towards the end of the dock. A big plus is that there is sand where you step into the water (not mud) which makes for a very pleasant swimming experience. We also rented a boat for part of the time and it was so convenient to be able to dock it at the house. We highly recommend this cottage and would definitely rent it again.
My family and I had the best vacation ever last week and we wish we had tried Smith Mountain Lake years ago. The Eastern shore is ok, but with the traffic, crowds, sand and unpredictable weather and water, lake life is so much more laid back. Even when it rained, sitting in the screen porch within the trees overlooking the lake and nature was just as fun as playing on the dock and water. Renting a boat for a couple of days was also a great way to see the area, fish and find more swimming holes, although with 500 miles of shoreline, it is going to take a few years to explore it all.
The cabin was simple and felt great. The WiFi keep the kids happy and the kitchen and bedrooms worked out just fine.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pop's Pleasure. The accommodations are clean and comfortable. The bed in the master bedroom is extremely comfy and the screened porch is heaven on Earth with a beautiful shaded lake view and ample seating for several adults and children. The dock is spacious; plenty of room for adults and children alike. The water off of the dock is perfect for swimming and the hammock was the site of daily reading and naps. While the walk from the house down to the dock is a slope, it is relatively gentle and tiered so it was not a problem for my 3 year old grandson or my 76 year old mother.Since we had a young child with us, the door at the top of the stairs and the lock on the screen porch door were a real plus. We would definitely return.
My family with 2 teenagers loves to vacation at Smith Mountain Lake. The boating, tubing and jet-skiing were so much fun! The cottage was well maintained and extremely clean. We thoroughly enjoyed the screened porch with wonderful views of the water! The porch had a ceiling fan and was a cool place to sit even in the hottest part of the day. The lot was gently sloped to the dock. We had such a great time and beautiful weather!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Reservation is contingent upon satisfactory phone call with property manager within 24-48 hours and renter must be 25 years or older.
Summer rental is Saturday to Saturday only and house accommodates up to 8 people.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
All renters must sign rental agreement and mail to owner.
Booker T Washington birthplace is 10 minutes away. Tours offered daily.
Close proximity to Blue Ridge Parkway and Peaks of Otter.