3581 - 7 Bedrooms, 5.0 Baths (Sleeps 14)
Jessica Bailey or Shannon Jenkins
What makes this House unique
Spacious and open floor plan in a new construction. Plenty of room for everyone! The Gisby house is also child friendly with built in child gates at each stairway. House has downstairs entertainment room with a flat screen and DVD player. Kitchen area is wide open with a beer fridge underneath the kitchen island. Home has a gas grill. Huge deck in the back provides plenty of room for outdoor entertainment. The back deck also connects to a two level party dock. Ideal for multiple families! Steep entrance from driveway.
Property is nice, very spacious.
Location is perfect. Small cove can be used for swimming, diving, watching sunset.
House itself have some cons but overall is good. We had a great time with friends
Needs some care
No curtains in rooms . Called on towel bars and vent broken with hole in floor when checked in and never was fixed.
The house and lake are beautiful! My family, 15 people, stayed here for Liberty University's graduation. We didn't get to spend a lot of time here but loved the features of the large house. The reason for only 4 stars was the walk from the drive to the house. The steps and paved walk are incredibly steep, which made coming and going, as well as loading and unloading the cars difficult even for our able-bodied family. It was especially difficult for the grandparents. If we are able to return to Smith Mountain Lake, we would choose a property with easier access despite loving the house and the location.
I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the home and the lake. Yes, the steps are steep coming from the driveway to the house. We try to be very upfront about this because we know that some folks do have mobility issues and it is a steep incline. We do provide photos and it is in the description. We want everyone to enjoy the home, but please do be aware that there are about 40 steps from the driveway to the house.
Please come stay with us again the next time you come to SML.
Nice house but needs some attention
We rented here the weekend of my son’s graduation from Va Tech. We had family coming in from around the country and were all staying there. While the actual house itself is very nice with an amazing gourmet kitchen, it seemed as if no one checked the house before we checked in. First, the direct tv was not connected so none of the TVs worked. While this wasnt an issue for all of our guests, some of the elderly folks that didn’t want to be outside in the heat could not watch tv. Second, the kitchen did not have any silverware/eating utensils. So, we had to go out and buy plastic utensils for meals. Third, we had a very unsettling experience which I hesitate to even express as it was a very uncomfortable situation. My 13 year old daughter decided to take a bath in the beautiful tub in the upstairs master. After she finished she went to throw a piece of trash away in the master bedroom trash can and found a bunch of (used as it appeared) condoms in the trash can. This was probably one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever come across. Im assuming that trash can was never emptied. That was not exactly what I wanted my 13 year old daughter to have to see. It was simply disgusting.
As mentioned on other reviews the steep stairs on both the front of the house and going from the house to the dock we’re not ideal, especially for the elderly. Also, it would have been nice to actually be able to see the lake from the house as the house sits right on the lake. However, you couldn’t see the lake from the house because of all of the trees. If you want to sit on the plentiful decking, I’d advise guests bring their own chairs as the ones that were there were old and cracked so sitting on them wasn’t stable or comfortable.
I think if the owners/management company pay attention to the details this could be a much better lake house.
I'm very sorry for the troubles you had while at the Gisby home. I did go check the silverware situation and there were over 30 spoons, 30 knives, 30 forks etc in the drawer to the left of the sink. There is an overflow drawer to the left of the fridge as the forks won't all fit and allow the drawers to close in the drawer by the sink.
I also checked the Dish and it is working. There are a number of settings on the tvs as they have digital antennas, dvd players, Dish, and Aux settings. Sometimes renters will change the settings and you just have to press the "Source/imput" button on the remote to get it back to the HDMI port for the Dish.
We do have an emergency number on all of your paperwork, on our voicemail at the office, and posted in the home that rings straight to my cell phone. If you would have called about any of the issues, I could have happily walked you through any of them regarding the location of the silverware or settings on the tvs. I would have been happy to bring out any replacement chairs that were needed.
As for the bathroom trashcan, I sincerely apologize for that. They are required to empty all trashcans, and that definitely should have been taken care of. I will let her know to make sure to check all them in the future.
Very spacious and lots of room to spread out
This home was big enough to house our multi family group. Kids were able to play and entertain themselves, while the adults got to play like kids. The house is sparsley furnished, however that just gave us more room and space. I did love that the dinning table was large enough to seat 10 of us. Getting into the house is a bit of steep, but getting to the water was fine. The location was great as well. Thank you CB Sales and Rentals, you guys are always real fun and easy to deal with. We will be back!!
Thanks Suzanne! The home does have a steep walk from the driveway, but I'm glad that once you got to the home the dock was easy to access. There is quite a bit of space for everyone. Please let us know the next time you will be heading to SML. Thanks!
Awesome deck, dock, and patio space for various activities! Kitchen is flawless
10/10 would recommend