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Sunshine Lake House ~ You will love the views and the home!!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Our family welcomes you to enjoy our home the way we have.

Our home is perfect for those who enjoy sitting on the deck to take in the spectacular view of the lake and the mountain AND for those who like to be active in the water. The front of our house includes a long driveway with plenty of parking and a flat front yard. Shoot a few hoops in the driveway or play croquet in the front yard. You can also relax inside with lots of good books and games or catch a movie on TV. Our fully equipped kitchen is ready for you with fresh condiments and spices for your use. You won't mind being in the kitchen preparing a meal with the view you get from the kitchen. The downstairs living area includes a wet bar with refrigerator, TV, games, plenty of seating, and bunk area.

The main floor of our home is the family room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom with a sliding glass door out to the deck. The downstairs includes a private bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, wet bar, living area and a sliding glass door out to patio.

The carpeted dock includes a table with umbrella for 6 people and additional chairs. There is a floating dock that children (and adults) love jumping off for hours. There is plenty of room for getting comfortable and enjoying friends and family and the spectacular view of the lake. We know from experience that you won't want to leave it to go up for dinner.

We also keep the unit stocked with cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, vacuum, hairdryer, toys, games, and movies.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

David and Wendy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About David and Wendy

The owners are David and Wendy who have five girls. David owns multiple building companies and Wendy is a Homemaker. They live in NC and spend a lot of time at their home at Smith Mountain Lake. Our girls have been going to our lake house since they were babies and they truly do 'swim like fish'. Boating, jet skiing, swimming, jumping off the dock 100X/day make the days fly by. We will continue to come here as this is our second home and we keep it very well maintained.

David and Wendy purchased this house in 2001

Why David and Wendy chose Smith Mountain Lake

Our family LOVES the water!! We purchased our home about 10 years ago because of the beauty of the lake and the close proximity to our primary residence in NC. We were very intentional in our attempt to find a home where we could spend quality time building memories with our family. Our children have grown up boating, jet skiing, swimming and relaxing in our home at the lake. Our treasured memories include special times with our girls and with the several family friends that have been with us over the years. We spend all of our days on the water, enjoy appetizers on the dock, head to the house for showers, cook out on the grill, (as the children are constantly playing) and then watch the stars at night. It's amazing how many shooting stars and satellites we see. The opportunity to take in the beauty and serenity of what Smith Mountain Lake has to offer is a blessing to us.

What makes this house unique

We believe we are in one of the best locations on the lake. Our cove is simply gorgeous and we love our neighbors. We have a very comfortable and cozy home. Every time we arrive at our lake house, there's just a sense of being 'welcomed home' as you walk through the door. We are able to instantly shift gears and take in everything our home as to offer ~ the warmness of the house, the views of the lake and any level of excitement or quietness you prefer.

Specifically, our home is great because we have a separate and private living area downstairs. There is a bedroom and additional bunk area, bathroom, laundry room, full wet bar with refrigerator and living room area with plenty of seating and TV. Fabulous view out the sliding glass door of the lake. This space is wonderful for another family or for additional family members of your own.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our friends home on Smith Mountain Lake is a lovely retreat from the hustle and bustle of our every day lives. We always have so much fun in this relaxing environment. The house is very spacious...great for families. The views from the house are beautiful and breathtaking. The house is also relatively close to grocery stores and shopping areas, but is in a quiet secluded cove - far enough away from the jet ski and boat traffic of the lake. The house is very clean and nicely decorated. The downstairs bedroom is nice and private. There is a large oversized deck with awesome water views. It's truly a perfect getaway for the family. I always hope for an annual invitation to our friends home and am hoping to visit again soon. I would definitely recommend the home to family and friends.

Dan and Mary, Danbury CT
Jul 2011
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Sunshine Lake House ~ You will love the views and the home!!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Stunningly well maintained house at ideal location on lake. Marina, state park (great amenities for kids!) are all minutes away by boat and the location is a nice cove ideal for tubing, or wakeboarding in. Our kids 11,8, 5 had and absolute blast and loved fishing off the docks in the mornings and evenings. This house is very well maintained and Wendy was great to work with. Would highly this house to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional location with beautiful deck view!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this home for 3 nights to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday! The cove is very quiet and private and the view is spectacular! For 4 people and a small dog, we were very comfortable. When we arrived, everything in the house was in good order and kept very clean. We spent much of our time boating on the water but this home is all you need to enjoy SML!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Amazing Place to Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at the Sunshine Lake House! The house sits in a quiet cove located right on Smith Mountain Lake. We enjoyed watching the sunrise each morning (beautiful views from deck, MBR and living room). The kids (and adults) enjoyed swimming in the lake every day. SML is very deep so we were able to jump/dive directly from the dock. We rented a boat from the Bridgewater Marina (15 minutes away) which was very nice to have for tubing and fishing. The SML State Park is close by and they also rent boats and have a beautiful beach and waterslide.

The house is very spacious and well furnished! The kitchen is completely stocked with an ample supply of glasses, plates, bowls and silverware. Plenty of pots/pans and utensils for cooking. Fridge has filtered water and ice cube maker as well. The pantry was also stocked with spices/seasoning for cooking and grilling. There was plenty of room throughout the house for our family of 6. The bedrooms were spacious and beds were very comfortable. Having a washer and dryer in the house made keeping clean/dry beach towels easy. Having a separate living/TV room downstairs allowed both the adults and kids to have a TV to watch.

Wendy was great to work with and ensured our stay was enjoyable. We would highly recommend this rental home and definitely plan to return! The house had ALL the comforts of home in such a peaceful setting. If you're looking for a great place to get away and enjoy life on the lake, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great Lake Home

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at the Sunshine House. The owners are very accommodating and easy to work with. The house is VERY well equipped, clean, and feels so comfortable and homey. This is our third year in this rental and we love it. The cove is one of the best on the lake and we love swimming off the dock and enjoying the beautiful view from the deck. Wendy, the owner, has thought of everything to make your stay hassle free. The only down side is the steep hill to the dock, but with all the "relaxing" we do while we are there, we consider that our daily exercise! This could be an issue for anyone who is not very mobile, but otherwise not a problem. You will love it here!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Richmond, VA


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Vacation at Sunshine Lake House!

For the second year in a row, we rented this well-equipped home for our SML vacation. We enjoyed the deck immensely…from the beautiful sunrises, to grilling and dining, to just hanging out or gazing up at the star-filled nights…it doesn’t disappoint! Our first day out, the frig stopped working and, within 24 hours, the owners had a new one delivered and installed. The owners are wonderful to work with! The home is clean, well-maintained AND in a great location-easy access to stores, gas, etc., along with a quiet cove and a nice dock to dock our boat or fish. My husband was so excited to catch a 15” bass off the dock our last night there! It offered all we were looking for in a vacation stay. Highly recommend to all interested in a SML family vacation. We hope to stay again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Midlothian, VA

Perfect lake getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect lake house with accommodation beyond expectation! Wendy and her husband are incredible hosts and bent over backward to ensure that we were prepared for our stay and able to relax at their wonderful lake front home upon arrival! The house provided ample room for a few couples to getaway from work and kids for a while and take in all that SML has to offer. Lots of cooking utensils, spices, great grill, and huge deck for entertaining and grilling topped off with an outstanding cove and mountain view... We couldn't have been more pleased when we arrived! Their location on a large cove with calm water offered great daytime floating and swimming with a protected area to dock our boat at night, yet the cove opens up to one of the most central locations on smith mountain lake! You're just down river from some of the water access restaurants like Mangos and Jake's and a short cruise up river from the the mountainside areas of the lake where we found incredible 200+ ft water! We absolutely loved our stay and will have to look no further the next time we get to visit the lake! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Virginia Dare Marina Tiki Bar (by water)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mariner's Landing
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Bridgewater Plaza
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake State Park (by water)

Our home is conveniently located to everything.

Kroger Grocery Store and Plaza ~ 15 minutes by car. In addition to Kroger, the plaza also has a movie theater, gift shop and ABC Store.

Bridgewater Plaza/Smith Mt. Lake Welcome Center ~ 10 minutes by boat and 15 minutes by car. The plaza includes shopping, miniature golf, restaurants and marina.

Smith Mt. Lake State Park ~ 10 minutes by car and 5 minutes by boat.

Food Lion ~ 5 minutes by car.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

Refundable Damage/Security Deposit $400 due at time of booking. Cleaning Fee $125. 10% tax added.
Linen/Towel information under Amenities.
Dog Fee is non-refundable ~ $100 per dog, limit 1. Additional cleaning fee may apply as determined by my housekeeper.
Weekly Rentals: Check-in Sunday after 4pm ~ Check-out Sunday before 11am.
Minimum Age Limit for Renters

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Moneta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Mattress less than two years old. Nice view of lake.
    Bedroom 4 - Bunk bed area (not bedroom) for additional sleep option.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Located downstairs. New Serta mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Serta mattress. Room also had bunk bed.
  • Bedrooms are nicely appointed with large closets stocked with hangers and storage room in the dressers too. Each has extra blankets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We will provide basic linens/towels for rentals that are weekly for 6 guests. Additional items available through local linen company or you may bring your own. For rentals less than a week, there is an additional charge or you may bring your own. DEEP FITTED sheets needed for QUEEN beds. 10% tax added for for any additional linens/sheets rented.

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